Rubber bullets. Tear gas. Flash grenades.  

America, reeling from twin crises brought on by police brutality and a virus that takes disproportionate aim at people of color, must now reckon with the racism that paved the path for both. To understand the challenges, Global Health NOW turned to Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH, a…

Black people accounted for 77% of coronavirus hospitalizations in a new study of Louisiana’s largest health system—yet just 31% of the typical patient population, NOLA.com reports.

BALTIMORE—Face masks served double duty as mini protest signs Monday as over 1,000 people took over the streets of downtown Baltimore for a third straight day of protests against racial violence. As helicopters circled in the afternoon sky, the youth-led march streamed…

Protests against police brutality against black Americans risk spreading COVID-19—but police violence is a public health crisis that cannot be ignored, either. “These two stories are linked. They are both public health stories. The link is systemic racism,…

“Parallel plagues” of COVID-19 and police brutality—both taking an outsize toll on black Americans—have sparked outrage and grief across the US,  The New York Times Reports. Some protesters, moved by the senseless death of George Floyd in police custody, donned bandanas or…

A spate of horrific incidents has broken through the flood of coronavirus headlines to reveal another contagion: a fear of black men, writes John Blake for CNN. 

As the Trump administration cites the global pandemic to justify largely sealing the border, the US has ramped up deportations of vulnerable migrant children, sending them back to dire circumstances—in some cases without notifying their attorneys.  

“Spat on, stabbed while shopping, shunned for wearing masks,”—these are just a few incidents reported by Asian Americans since the pandemic began.

While headlines highlight COVID-19’s disproportionate toll on black communities, few discuss the potential added dangers to black doctors and nurses who work in underserved minority communities. They are serving patients who often “can’t afford primary care physicians, use…