5 Reasons Why U.S. Women and People of Color Are Especially Vulnerable to COVID-19




In a historic first, CARE brings its global expertise to the context of COVID-19 in the United States, revealing how systematic injustice and discrimination puts marginalized communities at a disadvantage during the pandemic.

Women and people of color, particularly black and indigenous women, are dying from COVID-19 in the U.S. as they attempt to survive in a system that ignores their basic needs.

This is just one of many truths uncovered in CARE’s first-ever domestic report, which reveals that structural realities and biases in the United States put Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities, particularly women in those communities, at higher exposure to infection and greater vulnerability to the harmful health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19.

CARE’s Rapid Gender Analysis: COVID-19 in the United States shows that we must do more to amplify the voices of community-centered organizations fighting COVID-19 here at home, promote more gender-balanced and inclusive decision-making, and ensure any response to the pandemic supports a more equitable, healthy, resilient, and just U.S. for all.

Click here to read the outcomes of CARE’s Rapid Gender Analysis