This month, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky declared racism a “serious public health threat,” contributing to disproportionate infections, higher death rates and worse social determinants of health. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inequities that racial and ethnic minorities face in the United States, including worse health outcomes and higher rates of death. The pandemic has also fanned the flames of race-based violent attacks, particularly against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Keep reading for more on how racism hurts health outcomes and what’s being done to help. Read More >>>

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