COVID-19 Is Making Black Maternal Mortality Worse | NowThis

‘If Amber was white, she would still be here today’ — This father lost his partner during childbirth at the height of COVID-19. Now he’s fighting to raise awareness about the racial inequality Black women face during pregnancy.

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In US news and current events today, the maternal mortality rate in the US has continued to worsen, thanks to our unjust health care system and racial inequality in healthcare outcomes. Healthcare inequality has been a major factor in why the COVID-19 pandemic has cause a disproportionate amount of coronavirus deaths among BIPOC people. Health care inequality is tied to racial inequality, as lower access to health care and income inequality means that BIPOC health is lower across the board, and nowhere is that more evident than in the Black maternal mortality numbers among Black women and Black mothers. For Black Lives Matter to achieve its goal, we must address systemic racism and inequalities like this in our healthcare system.

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