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Black and Hispanic populations in the U.S. experiencing disproportionately higher rates of COVID-19

Recent data suggest the impacts of COVID-19 vary among U.S. racial and ethnic groups. Authors from the VA Evidence Synthesis Program, Oregon Health & Science University, and the National Institutes of Health conducted a systematic review to synthesize evidence on racial and ethnic disparities during the pandemic.

The data showed African American/Black and Hispanic populations experience disproportionately higher rates of SARSCoV-2 infection and COVID-19-related mortality but similar rates of case fatality. The authors call for urgent interventions to mitigate these disparities. The findings are published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. Read the full text: https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-6306.

Media contacts: A PDF for this article is not yet available. Please click the link to read full text. The lead author, Katherine Mackey, MD, MPP, can be reached at through either Daniel E. Herrigstad at daniel.herrigstad@va.gov (503-402-2975) or through Erik Robinson at 503-494-7986.

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