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The structural and social determinants of the racial/ethnic disparities in the U.S. COVID-19 pandemic: What’s our role?

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This article from Thakur et al. examines structural violence and racism as structural determinants of health impacting COVID-19 patients, and proposes three critical areas for action including occupation, data, and healthcare access.

 

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Thakur, N., Lovinsky-Desir, S., Bime, C., Wisnivesky, J. P., Celedón, J. C., & Health Equality and Diversity Committee of the American Thoracic Society (2020). The structural and social determinants of the racial/ethnic disparities in the U.S. COVID-19 pandemic: What’s our role?. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 10.1164/rccm.202005-1523PP. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.202005-1523PP

Tags: Access to health services, Addressing misinformation , COVID-19, Socioeconomic status , Journal Article

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