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Todays LA Times. A big COVID gap between blacks, whites
Here’s what can be done about the virus’ racial inequality. BY DEBORAH NETBURN
“There has not been a single year since the founding of the United States when people of African descent have not been sicker and died younger than white people,” said Dr. Mary Bassett, a former health commissioner for New York City and professor at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.The reason for this is clear, said Barbara Ferrer, director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health.“The root cause of health inequities is racism and discrimination, and how it limits access to the very opportunities and resources each of us need for optimal health,” she said.


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