Half a million US children have been diagnosed with COVID-19, CNN reports—and a disproportionate number of cases are reported in Black a
When it comes to health, ZIP codes may even be a more accurate predictor of health than genetics, gender, or lifestyle habits—especially for Black women. In cities like Atlanta and Baltimore, neighborhoods just a few miles apart can have a 20-year difference in life…
In the frantic race for a COVID-19 vaccine, a longstanding issue in clinical trials persists: the lack of diversity.
In the US—where Black women die during childbirth at 3–4X the rate of white women—it’s perhaps no surprise that discrimination against people of color giving birth has been exacerbated by the pandemic.
Children—especially Black and Hispanic children—are vulnerable to severe COVID-19, according to a
The CDC’s preliminary plan puts health workers and the medically vulnerable first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine. But limited supplies could leave out many other important groups—including Blacks and Latinos, or essential workers. A weighted lottery offers another…
It didn’t take long to debunk early claims that COVID-19 pandemic was a “great equalizer,” write Mireille Evagora-Campbell and Zahra Zeinali, researchers at
Patchwork recordkeeping has hampered the US response to COVID-19’s disproportionate toll on communities of color.
New CDC data reveals an even clearer picture of COVID-19’s disproportionate toll on Black and Latino people in the US. And that is regardless of where they are and how old they are.
Black Medicare patients with COVID-19 are nearly 4X as likely as whites to end up in a hospital, NPR Shots reports, citing federal billing records data released yesterday.