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Uncovering COVID-19 Disparities: The role of structural, societal factors in the pandemic’s spread

A recent analysis offers a new perspective on the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 has had on people of color, low-income populations, and other structurally disadvantaged groups. The research, conducted by Harvard Medical School researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, was published June 8 in a research letter to the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The findings emphasize the urgency of addressing inequities that have been exposed by the coronavirus pandemic, the researchers said.