The places the media cite as proof of a "racial gap" in covid deaths all have two things in common that got me thinking. They all have high minority populations and they are all under long-term Democrat control.
So I decided to do some research based on that observation (and their unimpressive numbers).
Of course you could blame the high minority population skewing the numbers the tiny amount they are emphasizing, or you could point out that the deviation from population share is statistically insignificant, but that's not what they're claiming so it's not what I'm looking at. I'm looking at the effects of lockdowns and thus ideology.
Sure enough. When you look at the Republican controlled areas where lockdowns and restrictions were minimal or non-existent, the numbers invert. Black and brown people in Republican areas were LESS likely to die from covid than white people as share of population.