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How COVID-19 made maternal mortality rates even worse for people of color

sabrina moreno
Sabrina Moreno
Sabrina Moreno

Maternal mortality rates in the U.S. were already higher than other wealthy countries before COVID-19 made things even worse.

COVID-19 is much more risky for pregnant people, and now, new data from the Government Accountability Office shows how much worse American mothers fared during the pandemic — especially those of color.

The Show spoke about the data with Axios health care reporter Sabrina Moreno.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.