RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Covid-19 epidemic has further deepened Brazilian inequalities, as shown in the latest note from the Center for Health Operations and Intelligence (NOIS), a group of academics based at PUC-Rio University. Race is the largest contributing factor.
In any statistical segment of victims, the chance of a black or mixed-race individual dying from Covid-19 is always greater than that of a white person. The peak of this gap occurs in the comparison between illiterate blacks and higher-educated whites - 80 versus 19 percent.
The group used data from the Ministry of Health . . .