Two months into the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, more than 1.7 million individuals in the US have been infected and more than 100 000 have died. This tragedy has affected people of all walks of life, but the burdens of morbidity and mortality have not been borne equally. As data have accumulated from across the nation, a disturbing, and not surprising, pattern has emerged: cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have disproportionally affected communities of color.1,2
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Corresponding Author: Marisa K. Dowling, MD, MPP, Health Policy Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine, The George Washington University, 2120 L St, NW, Ste 450, Washington, DC 20037 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Published Online: June 4, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.10531
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Additional Information: Statistics are updated as of May 29, 2020. The acts passed by the 116th Congress and proposed legislation are available at Congress.gov.
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