Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health
Population Health Research Brief Series
Marc A. Garcia , Rogelio Sáenz
The COVID-19 pandemic is quickly reshaping U.S. mortality patterns, especially among those aged 65 and older. While U.S. Latinos have historically had lower mortality rates than whites, the pandemic and other structural inequities have reduced this advantage. This research brief examines Latino-white differences in COVID-19 mortality rates among older adults and describes how those disparities have reduced the Latino mortality advantage in this age group.