Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams—alongside a group of 40 clinical specialists—as of late discharged an open letter declaration to support New Yorkers of color to go vegan considering the COVID-19 pandemic.
Black city residents make up 22 percent of the number of inhabitants in New York City, however, represents 28 percent of passings identified with COVID-19. Latinos make up 29 percent of the NYC populace yet represent 34 percent of COVID-19 fatalities.
Roughly 89 percent of individuals that die from COVID-19 have in any event one fundamental condition, for example, corpulence, diabetes, coronary illness, and hypertension—diseases that communities of color experience at a higher rate, because of numerous socioeconomic factors.
“Whole food, plant-based nutrition made it possible for me to reverse type 2 diabetes—in just a few months,” Plant-Powered Metro New York Latina Community Organizer Maribel Felipe said. “
As an Afro-Latina, I feel the weight of my communities struggling with chronic illness, now intensified by COVID-19. But we don’t need to suffer when we put our ancestral plant foods back on our plates. Let’s follow the evidence and build power with healthy plant-based eating.”
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Adams has been associated with donating plant-based meals to New Yorkers.
In 2016, Adams progressed to a plant-based eating routine after he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, symptoms of which he has radically decreased since going vegan. During his profession as Brooklyn Borough President, Adams effectively propelled a few plant-based activities, including initiating a plant-based medication program inside the city’s biggest clinical network NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue.