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Duluth NAACP hosts community Coronavirus conversation

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DULUTH, MN-- The Duluth NAACP held a live discussion Thursday night about Coronavirus and its impacts on minority communities.

The group hosted the discussion on Zoom.

It featured speakers from local groups and hospitals.

They talked about issues like racism and health disparities, keeping communities safe, and Coronavirus myths and misinformation.

Dr. Verna Thornton says the biggest myth she's heard is that COVID-19 is no different from the seasonal flu.

"We know through the World Health Organization that regular flu is much less virulent, which means it doesn't infect as many people as quickly and it has much less mortality," said Thornton.

Thornton says COVID-19 has killed as many people in the United States in four to six weeks and the seasonal flu does in one year.

Click the video below to watch the full discussion from their Facebook page.

Bonney Bowman

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