All posts for the month September, 2020

Hello! I’ve recently heard stories of how Black Americans are more susceptible to COVID-19 (such as this older one, here), and while there are racial inequities in such things as access to health care and whether one is an essential worker or not (summarized here and in references cited), I can’t help but think about the Black Lives Matter movement, and wonder: How much disease susceptibility is due to chronic stress? It’s got to be more stressful stepping out of your home (or even existing in your home) wondering if police are going to find some pretext to kill you at any given moment.

Just a thought.