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COVID-19 Mortality by race and ethnicity in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas

JAMA Network Open

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: This study found that most of the national decrease in racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 mortality between the initial and Omicron waves was explained by increased mortality among non-Hispanic white adults and changes in the geographic spread of the pandemic. These findings suggest that despite media reports of a decline in disparities, there is a continued need to prioritize racial health equity in the pandemic response.

Authors: Andrew C. Stokes, Ph.D., of the Boston University School of Public Health in Boston, is the corresponding author.

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(doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.11098)

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