COVID-19 Age-Adjusted Death Rates, by Race and Ethnicity

COVID-19 Age-Adjusted Death Rates, by Race and Ethnicity

Abstract and Introduction Introduction Disparities in COVID-19 death rates by race and ethnicity have been reported in the United States.[1,2] In response to these disparities, preventive, medical care, and social service assistance programs were implemented to lessen...
Millions of Federal Dollars Available to Tackle COVID Health Gaps

Millions of Federal Dollars Available to Tackle COVID Health Gaps

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Biden administration in March 2021 announced it was investing $2.25 billion to address covid health disparities, the largest federal funding initiative...
‘Alarming’ Dip in Routine Vax for Pregnant Women

‘Alarming’ Dip in Routine Vax for Pregnant Women

The percentage of low-income pregnant mothers who received influenza and Tdap vaccinations fell sharply during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in Black and Hispanic patients, a new study finds. The percentage of patients who received the influenza vaccines at two...
COVID-19 Age-Adjusted Death Rates, by Race and Ethnicity

Disparities in Receipt of Treatments for COVID-19

Abstract and Introduction Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified longstanding health care and social inequities, resulting in disproportionately high COVID-19–associated illness and death among members of racial and ethnic minority groups.[1] Equitable use...
Dr Cheryl Pegus on How Walmart Is Rethinking Health

Dr Cheryl Pegus on How Walmart Is Rethinking Health

WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte, MD, MPH, speaks with Cheryl Pegus, MD, MPH, executive VP of health and wellness at Walmart, about the impact of the pandemic, providing care in underserved and vulnerable communities, and the integration of retail into...