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A Pandemic on a Pandemic: Racism and COVID-19 in Blacks

Authors
  • Laurencin, Cato T.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Walker, Joanne M.1
  • 1 Connecticut Convergence Institute for Translation in Regenerative Engineering, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030, USA
  • 2 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center for Biomedical, Biological, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Farmington, CT, USA
  • 3 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA
  • 4 Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
  • 5 Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
  • 6 Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cell Systems
Publisher
Elsevier Inc.
Publication Date
Jul 22, 2020
Volume
11
Issue
1
Pages
9–10
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.cels.2020.07.002
PMID: 32702320
PMCID: PMC7375320
Source
PubMed Central
License
Unknown

Abstract

Racism and COVID-19 represent a pandemic on a pandemic for Blacks. The pandemics find themselves synergized to the detriment of Blacks and their health. The complexity of the combination of these pandemics are evident when examining the interplay between racist policing practices and health.

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