July 21, 2020, Vol 324, No. 3, Pages 209-310
COVID-19 Pandemic, Unemployment, and Civil UnrestUnderlying Deep Racial and Socioeconomic Divides
Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH; Salma M. Abdalla, MBBS, MPH
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JAMA. 2020;324(3):227-228. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.11132
This Viewpoint discusses the inequalities underlying the preferential spread of COVID-19 and of economic hardship in lower-income communities of color in the US, and sees the national protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement as a natural consequence of those inequities and an opportunity to change the systems that create them.