Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Related to COVID-19

February 23, 2021, Vol 325, No. 8, Pages 705-798


Health Policy
Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Related to COVID-19
Leo Lopez III, MD, MHS; Louis H. Hart III, MD; Mitchell H. Katz, MD
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JAMA. 2021;325(8):719-720. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.26443
This Viewpoint reviews data demonstrating worse risk and outcomes for non-White patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and makes policy proposals to mitigate the disparities, including expansion of Medicaid eligibility to expand health care access, multilingual and culturally appropriate communication and outreach, and easing accessibility to social services through health care contacts to address housing, food, legal, and economic stressors.