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Why We Need Race, Ethnicity and Language Data to Beat COVID-19

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A visualization of confirmed COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents as of Apr. 10, 2020. (UCSF Health Atlas)

For many communities of color, decades of inequality has led to worse health outcomes and higher rates of diseases like diabetes, heart failure and asthma. Now, many health experts and doctors say those already-existing disparities are also making people of color more vulnerable to the impact of the coronavirus.

Guest: Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, UCSF professor and chair of epidemiology and biostatistics

Check out UCSF’s Health Atlas website here.


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