Dr. Debra Furr-Holden writes an op-ed on racial disparities in COVID-19. “Michigan was one of the first states to publicly report on racial disparities in COVID-19 cases and deaths. While just over 14 percent of the state’s population, African Americans represented 32 percent of COVID-19 cases and 41 percent of the reported COVID deaths, less than three months into the first identified cases in the U.S.