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08-19-20 African Americans are Sick and Dying from Coronavirus at a Disproportionately High Rate

An alarming reality is beginning to emerge from data collected by the CDC as COVID-19 infiltrates communities across America. African Americans are becoming infected and dying from COVID-19 at rates that shadow those of the rest of the population. A Washington Post analysis of data shows a rate of infection among African Americans in counties that are majority black that is 3x higher than counties that are majority white and a death rate that is 6x higher. In St Louis, Missouri every death from COVID-19 has been African American.

Robert Ferguson is a nationally recognized certified nutritionist; fitness expert; speaker and author. Currently serving on the Presidential Task Force on Obesity for the National Medical Association, Ferguson has also worked with the NAACP, the UNCF, and several other organizations devoted to supporting health in under-served communities. Furthermore, he has authored two evidence-based studies on weight loss and reversing childhood obesity and has penned three books on nutrition and fitness. He co-founded the Show Me Better Health initiative with Aetna, an evidence-based “better health” practice that was implemented to under-served communities. Ferguson is proud to be Stayhealthy’s Health Ambassador and America’s Fat Loss Coach

For more than 20 years Robert has helped thousands lose weight and improve overall health with the Diet Free Life methodology. He continues to work closely with Fortune 500 companies (e.g., Aetna, Anthem, United Healthcare, McDonald’s Corp) as a speaker and consultant, as well as a growing list of celebrities and professional athletes to include Chaka Khan, Katie Maloney, Toni Braxton, Daniel Baldwin, Ricki Lake, Chuck D of Public Enemy, La Toya Jackson, Fernando Vargas, Sergio Mora, Bobbi Bonilla, and Indy race car driver Pippa Mann, to name a few. Robert also currently hosts The Stayhealthy Experience (podcast/show) with actor Daniel Baldwin and fitness professional Barbara Kris.

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