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Racial Health Disparities and Covid-19 — Caution and Context

Chowkwanyun, M., Reed, A.

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Data Collection and Analysis
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
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Data Collection and Reporting

Researchers, journalists, public health officials, and policymakers can take a few important steps to address insufficient contextualization when documenting COVID-19 racial disparities, especially in the public sphere. This article reviews those steps and ways to contextualize COVID-19 racial disparities data with adequate analysis. Disparity figures without explanatory context can perpetuate harmful myths and misunderstandings that actually undermine the goal of eliminating health inequities.

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Reduction of Health Disparities

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