Addressing health disparities amplified by COVID-19 (Podcast Episode 30)

This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A.

Guests: Irene G. Sia, M.D., and Mark L. Wieland, M.D.

Host: Sanjeev (Sanj) Kakar, M.D. (@sanjkakar)

Minorities are being affected disproportionately by the COVID-19 pandemic. Early data show that African Americans and other ethnic minorities in the U.S. have contracted COVID-19 at a higher rate and experience greater sickness and a higher death rate than other Americans.

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Irene G. Sia, M.D., a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, and Mark L. Wieland, M.D., a Mayo Clinic community internal medicine physician, discuss ethnic disparities and COVID-19, including research being done with the Rochester Healthy Community Partnership.

AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Navigator resources: https://askmayoexpert.mayoclinic.org/navigator/COVID-19 

This education is supported in part by an independent medical education grant from Pfizer Inc. and is in accordance with ACCME guidelines.

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Published

August 6, 2020

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Mayo Clinic