Equal Time with Mary C. Curtis: Why do Black American women die having babies?

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The United States has the highest -- yes, the highest -- maternal mortality rates in the developed world. Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues than white women. That is in keeping with other sobering statistics of racial health inequities revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mary C. Curtis sits down with Dr. Marcella Nunez Smith, President Biden's pick to lead the task force on health equity. They discuss why Black people suffer disproportionately and what is being done to change the equation.

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