US maternal mortality increased 33% during pandemic, hitting Black and Hispanic women especially hard

Posted on AllSides June 28th, 2022
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Maternal mortality rates in the U.S. have climbed 33% since the start of the pandemic, with Black and Hispanic women dying at higher rates than White women, according to a new study.

The study, published by JAMA Network on Tuesday, reveals how the pandemic continues to disproportionately affect the health care of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.

“This issue is not new and the pandemic just reiterates the problems we already face in this country,” Dr. Jacques Moritz, a board certified OB/GYN and medical director at Tia, a health...

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