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CDC: Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths Spiked Among Black Babies In 2020

  • A new study shows that the rate of sudden and unexpected infant deaths spiked in the first year of the pandemic, especially amongst black infants, "even as overall infant mortality dropped to a record low".
  • While the causes of the spike in "sleep-related deaths" of Black babies remain unclear, the jump coincided with the beginning of the COVID pandemic, which, the WaPo says, "disproportionately affected the health and wealth of Black communities."