Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith is an associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at the Yale School of Medicine. She was chosen by the Biden administration to chair the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, which ensures that COVID-19 care and treatment are available to all. What motivates you to continue to have conversations about the vaccine? Like […]
COVID-19 hit Black and Brown communities hard, yet so many people of color are not jumping first in line to be vaccinated. The new administration‘s goal is to create an effective COVID-19 vaccination plan and administer 100 million shots in 100 days. While you may have your reservations, we know that over 400,000 Americans have […]
We’ve all heard that people with underlying medical conditions are more likely to develop COVID-19, but what many do not realize is that at-risk, vulnerable communities are disproportionately affected by these underlying conditions. At-risk communities – which are far too often predominantly Black and Hispanic populations — have been long-affected in greater numbers by medical […]
Dr. Jeffery Hines’ message for communities of color across the country, is to prepare for what is coming. Hines, along with Dr. Chirag Patel, spoke on rolling out‘s Health IQ program about communities at risk of the virus and what can be done on both the medical and community sides of the issue.