June 11, 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the impact of our systemic failures to prioritize the health and well-being of communities of color. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) people of color have suffered disproportionately from Covid-19. This is tragic.
But if there’s a Covid-19 silver lining, it’s the way in which the pandemic has thrust our health inequities into the spotlight. While it may be tempting to attribute these disparities to skin color, the truth is people of color were so blatantly vulnerable to Covid-19 because our healthcare system has overlooked and undervalued their communities for decades. General distrust in healthcare and research is understandable, but we have the power to address this problem.
Read more about this topic from PerfectServe CEO Guillaume Castel at MedCity News.