On this edition of Managed Care Cast, we present a short excerpt from a January webinar titled “Color and COVID-19: The Virus’ Disproportionate Impact” hosted by the MJH Life Sciences™ COVID-19 Coalition about how the pandemic has had an unequal, devastating impact on communities of color.
January 2021 was the deadliest month of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the United States, with daily average deaths of 3076 a day, according to the Petersen-KFF Health System Tracker. And on Monday, the country passed the devastating marker of 500,000 deaths since the first US death was recorded a year ago.
However, Americans have not been affected by this virus equally.
Last month, during a webinar titled “Color and COVID-19: The Virus’ Disproportionate Impact” hosted by the MJH Life Sciences™ COVID-19 Coalition, experts discussed how the virus has affected communities of color, vaccine distribution and uptake, and their visions for the future.
On this edition of Managed Care Cast, we present a short excerpt from the webinar.
“These numbers representing the really painful disproportionate toll that the virus is taking is just a subset of the discussion,” Utibe Essien, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, who moderated the event, said in a white paper about 10 takeaways from the webinar.
Essien was joined by:
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