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With COVID spread, ‘racism — not race — is the risk factor’
The Harvard Gazette | April 22, 2021

Trends in Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Hospitalizations, by Region — United States, March–December 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) | April 12, 2021

Emergency Department Visits for COVID-19 by Race and Ethnicity — 13 States, October–December 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) | April 12, 2021

COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality Among American Indian/Alaska Native and White Persons — Montana, March 13–November 30, 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report | April 9, 2021

The intersection of Black women, COVID, and death rates
The Boston Globe | April 5, 2021

Shifting Power, Creating Demand and Requiring Accountability: Achieving Vaccine Equity in the US
by Bisola O. Ojikutu, MD, MPH | Harvard Health Policy Review | April 2, 2021

No Populations Left Behind: Vaccine Hesitancy and Equitable Diffusion of Effective COVID-19 Vaccines
NIMHD | March 29, 2021

Boston neighborhoods hit hardest by the coronavirus also have the lowest vaccination rates
The Boston Globe | March 2, 2021

Attitudes Towards COVID-19 Vaccination Among Black Women And Men
KFF | February 19, 2021

To end HIV epidemic, we must address health disparities
NIH | February 19, 2021

Racial Disparities In Excess All-Cause Mortality During The Early COVID-19 Pandemic Varied Substantially Across States
Health Affairs | February 2021

Health officials, local politicians shed light on vaccine rollout inequities | February 17, 2021

Equity Metrics: Toward A More Effective And Inclusive Pandemic Response
Health Affairs | February 3, 2021

Historically, crises have lasted longest in Black communities. Bostonians worry that COVID-19 will be no different.
Boston Globe | January 30, 2021

With Latinos Dying At Higher Rates From COVID, Brigham And Women’s Hospital Intervenes
WBUR | January 29, 2021

In Suffolk County, Black and Latino residents face stark disparities in vaccine access
Boston Globe | January 23, 2021

Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Related to COVID-19
JAMA | January 22, 2021

The Forgotten Ones - Treatment of immigrants detained during pandemic explored
HMS News | January 12, 2021

Jails and prisons were hit hard by Covid-19 and experts say they need to be prioritized for the vaccines
CNN | January 11, 2021

Who is Worth Saving? Medical Inequities in Disabled Communities
Womens Enews | January 11, 2021

Native Americans Reliant on Hospital Feel Abandoned by U.S. During Pandemic
The New York Times | January 3, 2021

My Family in Zimbabwe Will Be Among the Last in the World to Receive the Vaccine
Slate | December 29, 2020

For some, COVID tests are free and fast. Others stand in line, pay $160, and wait days for results
Boston Globe | December 8, 2020

Inequality in the Time of Corona Virus
Journal of Management Studies | November 25, 2020

Ensuring Equitable Access To COVID-19 Vaccines In The US: Current System Challenges And Opportunities
Health Affairs | November 19, 2020

The Power of Trust and Truth, a message from CEAL leaders to communities hardest hit by COVID-19
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Bulletin | November 18, 2020

COVID’s triple whammy for Black students
The Harvard Gazette | October 28, 2020

Excess Deaths From COVID-19, Community Bereavement, and Restorative Justice for Communities of Color
JAMA Network | October 12, 2020

Mental Health Disorders Related to COVID-19–Related Deaths
JAMA Network | October 12, 2020

Poll: 24% of households in rural America report being unable to get medical care for serious problems during the coronavirus outbreak, with 56% reporting harmful health consequences as a result
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health | October 7, 2020

Pandemic Highlights Deep-Rooted Problems in Indian Health Service
The New York Times | September 29, 2020

Death in Mass., by the numbers
The Boston Globe | September 27, 2020

To combat hunger, neighbors are stocking community fridges on Boston’s streets
The Boston Globe | September 25, 2020

As Pandemic Deaths Add Up, Racial Disparities Persist — And In Some Cases Worsen
NPR | September 23, 2020

Unequal Destroyer: COVID-19 health disparities and the search for solutions
HMS News | September 23, 2020

Not trusting the FDA, Black doctors’ group creates panel to vet Covid-19 vaccines
STAT | September 21, 2020

Black Americans, suffering disproportionately from COVID-19, face a mounting mental health crisis
The Boston Globe | September 7, 2020

In Vaccine Trial, Researchers Struggle To Ensure Diversity Of Study Subjects
WGBH News | September 7, 2020

Immigration status, housing, and food-service work explain Covid-19’s burden on Latinos
STAT | August 27, 2020

New study confirms staggering racial disparities in COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts
The Boston Globe | August 27, 2020

African American Stroke Patients With Covid-19 Had Worse Outcomes Post-Treatment
Forbes | August 22, 2020

COVID-19 Among American Indian and Alaska Native Persons — 23 States, January 31–July 3, 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report | August 19, 2020

'Why should we trust you?' Black Americans, hardest hit by COVID-19, are the most skeptical of potential vaccines
The Boston Globe | August 18, 2020

Assessment of COVID-19 Hospitalizations by Race/Ethnicity in 12 States
JAMA | August 17, 2020

Racial and Ethnic Disparities Among COVID-19 Cases in Workplace Outbreaks by Industry Sector — Utah, March 6–June 5, 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report | August 17, 2020

Residential segregation plays a role in coronavirus disparities, study finds
The Washington Post | August 17, 2020

On Native American Land, Contact Tracing is Saving Lives
The New York Times | August 13, 2020

Researchers Strive to Recruit Hard-Hit Minorities Into COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
JAMA | August 13, 2020

COVID-19’s Impact on Women of Color: August Update
Women's eNews | August 12, 2020

What Is Liberty? Addressing Undeserved Suffering in Health Care
Shantel Hébert-Magee, M.D., M.P.H. (Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Policy at Harvard University Fellow '19)
New England Journal of Medicine | August 7, 2020

Health Care Workers of Color Nearly Twice as Likely as Whites to Get COVID-19
Kaiser Health News | August 6, 2020

When Storms Collide: Evictions, COVID-19, And Health Equity
Health Affairs | August 4, 2020

Addressing Barriers To Care For Patients With Limited English Proficiency During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Health Affairs | July 29, 2020

A covid-19 vaccine can ensure better outcomes for communities of color. Let’s work to earn their trust.
The Washington Post | July 26, 2020

Want A COVID-19 Test? It’s Much Easier To Get In Wealthier, Whiter Neighborhoods
FiveThirtyEight | July 22, 2020

COVID-19 And Racial/Ethnic Disparities In Health Risk, Employment, And Household Composition
Health Affairs | July 14, 2020

'A slap in the face': how racial bias dogs US coronavirus response at every level
The Guardian, July 14, 2020

The Fullest Look Yet at the Racial Inequity of Coronavirus
The New York Times | July 5, 2020

COVID-19 and the Most Vulnerable
HMS News | July 1, 2020

Taking a Closer Look at COVID-19, Health Inequities, and Racism
JAMA Network | June 29, 2020

Covid-19 vaccine research must involve Black and Latinx participants. Here are 4 ways to make that happen
STAT | June 26, 2020

Many Latinos Couldn’t Stay Home. Now Virus Cases Are Soaring in Their Communities.
The New York Times | June 26, 2020

Showing up to my job as a doctor is not enough to help people suffering from injustice
Boston Globe | June 25, 2020

Black Medicare Patients With COVID-19 Nearly 4 Times As Likely To End Up In Hospital
NPR | June 22, 2020

To understand who’s dying of Covid-19, look to social factors like race more than preexisting diseases
STAT | June 15, 2020

‘I Am Tired’: What Black Doctors Need You To Know Right Now
Forbes | June 12, 2020

The Moral Determinants of Health
JAMA | June 12, 2020

Reducing Stigma
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) | June 11, 2020

Public Health Association Applauds Signing of “An Act Addressing COVID-19 Data Collection and Disparities in Treatment”
Massachusetts Public Health Association Press Release | June 8 2020

COVID-19 Has Devastated The Black Community. Here’s Why And What Needs To Change
The Huffington post | June 8, 2020

Student Perspectives: Five HMS students consider how the 2020 pandemic has changed their lives but not their commitment to medicine and biomedical research
Harvard Medicine | Spring 2020

Racism, coronavirus, and African Americans
The Harvard Gazette | June 5, 2020

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Need for a Structurally Competent Health Care System
JAMA | June 4, 2020

Why Racial Justice Matters in COVID-19 Responses
Forbes | May 26, 2020

To Stem The Spread of COVID-19, Address The Challenges Of Crowded Housing
Health Affairs | May 26, 2020

One in five Boston public school children may be virtual dropouts
Boston Globe | May 23, 2020

The Striking Racial Divide in How Covid-19 Has Hit Nursing Homes
The New York Times | May 21, 2020

Disparities In Outcomes Among COVID-19 Patients In A Large Health Care System In California
Health Affairs | May 21, 2020

Why is my community suffering more from COVID-19?
AAMC | May 20, 2020

How Will Dentistry Respond to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic?
JAMA Health Forum | May 19, 2020

Medicaid Providers At The End Of The Line For Federal COVID Funding
Kaiser Health News | May 18, 2020

COVID-19 Health Inequities Task Force Created
City of Boston | May 17, 2020

Context is Crucial in Discussion of COVID Disparities
Columbia Mailman School of Public Health | May 15, 2020

‘Worth their weight in gold’: Boston hospital breaking communication barrier with transparent masks
Channel 7 Boston News | May 14, 2020

Five Questions with David Sanchez - Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP) alum discusses his summer at Harvard Medical School and shares his experience working with COVID-19 patients.
Harvard Catalyst News | May 14, 2020

The Disproportionate Impact of Covid-19 on Black Health Care Workers in the U.S.
Harvard Business Review | May 14, 2020

Why COVID-19 is decimating some Native American communities
AMA | May 13, 2020

Wearing a face mask helps protect me against Covid-19, but not against racism
STAT | May 13, 2020

Analysis: MA communities already facing challenges hit hardest by COVID-19
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health News | May 11, 2020

Volunteers juice COVID testing at Beth Israel
The Harvard Gazette | May 11,2020

COVID-19 and Health Equity—A New Kind of “Herd Immunity”
David R. Williams, PhD, MPH; Lisa A. Cooper, MD, MPH 
JAMA | May 11, 2020

Harvard Medical School student creates COVID-19 resources in over 30 languages
Boston Globe | May 10, 2020

Doctor calls for loosening restrictions on blood donations from gay men to help fight coronavirus
WHDH Channel 7 News Boston | May 9, 2020

Sexual Health in the SARS-CoV-2 Era, Annals of Internal Medicine
ACP Journals | May 8, 2020

Racial Health Disparities and Covid-19 — Caution and Context
The New England Journal of Medicine | May 6, 2020

Equity in the Time of Coronavirus: Efforts to reduce health care disparities intensify during COVID-19 pandemic, in Boston and beyond
HMS News | May 5, 2020

Vulnerability Amplified:  The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on LGBTQIA People
OutRight Action International | May 2020

COVID-19 and the LGBTQ+ community: Rising to unique challenges
April 30, 2020

Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Residents of a Large Homeless Shelter in Boston
JAMA Network | April 27, 2020

'This disease is just crushing communities of color': Emergency room doctors on how COVID-19 is laying bare inequities in health care
Boston Globe | April 24, 2020

Growing Data Underscore that Communities of Color are Being Harder Hit by COVID-19
Kaiser Family Foundation | April 21, 2020

COVID-19 and African Americans
JAMA | April 15, 2020

COVID-19 targets communities of color
The Harvard Gazette | April 14, 2020

Being a person of color isn't a risk factor for coronavirus. Living in a racist country is.
Boston Globe | April 10, 2020

COVID-19: Solidarity with Our API Communities
California Faculty Association | April 8, 2020

Communities of Color at Higher Risk for Health and Economic Challenges due to COVID-19
Kaiser Family Foundation | April 7, 2020

COVID-19 Crisis Will Likely Disproportionately Affect the Health and Finances of Communities of Color
Kaiser Family Foundation | April 7, 2020

The Coronavirus Appears to be Hitting Greater Boston's Black and Latino Communities Especially
Boston Globe | April 7, 2020

Vulnerabilities to COVID-19 Among Transgender Adults in the US
UCLA School of Law Williams Institute | April 2020

COVID-19, Race and Racism
Iowa State University Library | April - June 2020