(CNN)At first, the coronavirus pandemic was called the great equalizer.It seemed to be affecting people of all races, backgrounds and income levels, from Hollywood actors to NBA players to low-wage service workers.But as more data becomes available, one thing is clear: Covid-19 has only magnified the systemic inequalities that persist in the United States. And nonwhite Americans, especially African Americans, have been hit hard on nearly every front. Though the available data paints a grim picture, the numbers are incomplete. Much of the state and federal data on Covid-19 cases and deaths are preliminary, while race and ethnicity information isn’t even available for tens of thousands of cases. Advocacy groups have called on the federal government to release more detailed numbers, and experts and community leaders fear that the reality may be even worse.”When white America catches a cold, black America catches pneumonia,” Steven Brown, a research associate at the Urban Institute, a Washington-based think tank, told CNN Business.Here’s what we know about how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting African Americans.Dying at higher ratesAfrican Americans are dying at disproportionately higher rates compared to all other ethnicities.As of Thursday, 16,329 black Americans are known to have died due to Covid-19, according


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