How Does Systemic Racism Relate to the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Updated: Jul 6

In recent months, COVID-19 has devastated the globe. But not all communities have borne the brunt of the pandemic equally. Aside from elderly individuals concentrated in retirement homes and community living facilities, the pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on communities of color — particularly Black and Brown communities — in the United States, highlighting preexisting, deep-seated health inequities in this country.