Social Determinants of Health According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, social determinants of health (SDOH) “are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, Read More
Aside from the CDC extending its eviction moratorium through July, this has been a light week for COVID-19 law and ethics news. Below is a rundown of other recent stories of interest: Combating Anti-Asian Sentiment – A Practical Guide for Read More
Because COVID-19 affects people differently, public health efforts should focus on increasing COVID-19 safety messaging, testing, vaccination, and other prevention efforts for people who are young, non-White, Hispanic, and working in COVID-19 clinical units, a study published in Public Health Read More
Vaccination Allocation & Equity This will be another big week for vaccine policy, law, and ethics. Johnson and Johnson’s Emergency Use Authorization application for its one-dose vaccine will be reviewed this week by the Food and Drug Administration (they also Read More
In this issue: Effects of COVID-19 on mental health, False Positive rates in testing, Using ultrasound to diagnose DVT in COVID patients, and COVID-19 affects on health disparities Effects of quarantine on mental health of populations affected by COVID-19 Lately, Read More
This study reports on hospitalization and mortality among black and white patients with COVID-19. Using retrospective cohort data from Louisiana, the authors found an excess risk of hospitalization for COVID-19 among black patients versus white patients, which was not explained Read More
A new study revealed that African American COVID-19 patients in Northern California are 2.7 times more likely to be hospitalized than Non-Hispanic White patients and tend to arrive at healthcare facilities sicker and with more severe symptoms. The authors examined Read More
This research letter examines population characteristics and hospital bed capacities across the 5 boroughs of New York City (the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island) and evaluates whether differences in the rates of COVID-19 testing, hospitalizations, and deaths have Read More
This Viewpoint discusses the long history of racial inequities that cause black populations in US cities to bear a disproportionate burden of COVID-19 illness and mortality and calls for a renewed commitment to eliminating disparities that have been made so Read More

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