People of Color

Long-standing health and social inequalities have exposed people of color to more risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. By analyzing six key datasets, our team found that people of color had higher hospitalization and death rates, less access to vaccines, less access to remote work and a significantly higher unemployment rate.

Report includes:

  • COVID-19 cases and death figures by race and ethnicity.
  • Demographic breakdown of exposure on the frontlines through the pandemic.
  • Racial and ethnic comparison of essential workers and ability to work remotely.
  • Unemployment rates among people of color.

Visit our full report here: https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/race-ethnicity-and-covid-19 

Our sources and image assets are available to share with courtesy and a link. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding our data and findings we have experts and data analysts standing by for interviews. A full press release is included below.

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Press Release

SEATTLE, W.A., April 1st, 2021 --  QuoteWizard®, a LendingTree company, and one of the nation's leading online insurance marketplaces, released a new report analyzing the impact COVID-19 has had on people of color over the last year.

Our team of analysts found that people of color have disproportionately borne a greater share of the pandemic’s toll. As a proportion of the population, people of color have a higher rate of COVID-19 cases and deaths per 100k people, lower vaccination rates, higher rates of frontline and essential workers, less ability to work from home, and higher rates of unemployment.     

Key report findings:

  • Black and Hispanic Americans are 2.1x more likely to die from COVID-19 and nearly 3x more likely to be hospitalized.
  • American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have the highest ratios of COVID-19 cases and deaths and the lowest numbers of people who are fully vaccinated.
  • Despite making up nearly 40% of the population, only 14.9% of people who are fully vaccinated are Black, Hispanic or Asian.
  • The unemployment rate for people of color has consistently been several percentage points higher than the unemployment rate for white people throughout the pandemic.
  • People of color are 10-20% less likely to be able to work remotely or from home.
  • Nearly 40% of all frontline workers are people of color.

 

COVID-19, Race and Ethnicity

Race or ethnicity

COVID-19 cases per 100,000

COVID-19 deaths per 100,000

% of people fully vaccinated

% of U.S. population

American Indian or Alaska Native

8,139

172

1.6%

1.3%

Asian

3,152

95

4.0%

5.9%

Black or African American

5,822

178

7.1%

13.4%

Hispanic or Latino

7,572

154

7.4%

18.5%

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

9,046

144

0.2%

0.2%

White

4,495

124

68.9%

60.1%

You can find the full report, along with demographic breakdowns, illustrative charts and images at the link below.

https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/race-ethnicity-and-covid-19 

About QuoteWizard QuoteWizard (quotewizard.com) is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with direct access to thousands of qualified agents in all 50 states, as well as major carriers, who offer personalized quotes and the opportunity to save up to 40% on auto, home, health, and life

insurance. Agents and carriers, in turn, benefit from millions of highly qualified leads, calls, and traffic to their site. Based in Seattle, QuoteWizard was founded in 2006.

For more information, go to quotewizard.com, like our Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @quotewizard.

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