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Health inequities magnified during COVID-19 pandemic

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

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New Rochelle, NY, May 12, 2020--The impact of COVID-19 on underserved and vulnerable populations, including persons of color, is addressed in a new roundtable discussion in Health Equity, a peer-reviewed open access journal. Click here to read the roundtable now. The expert panel examines how the COVID-19 crisis has changed the way healthcare is delivered in ways that deepen health inequities. Racial and ethnic biases may also impact decisions about which people are put on ventilators. These populations may also not have as much access to the technology or equipment that enables them to receive remote diagnosis and care. These factors can impact patient recovery and survival greatly.

"This panel discusses the worsening of social burdens on at-risk members of the population and the role of increased implicit bias in health delivery due to time constraints," says Health Equity Editor-in-Chief Ana E. Núñez, MD, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Professor of Medicine, Drexel University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. "When the health care system is already overburdened, how can equity still be on the agenda?"

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About the Journal

Health Equity a peer-reviewed open access journal that meets the urgent need for authoritative information about health disparities and health equity among vulnerable populations. With coverage ranging from translational research to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of disease and illness, the Journal serves as a primary resource for organizations and individuals who serve these populations at the community, state, regional, tribal, and national levels. Complete information is available on the Health Equity website.

About the Publisher

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Population Health Management, LGBT Health, Transgender Health, and Journal of Women's Health. Its biotechnology trade magazine, GEN (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News), was the first in its field and is today the industry's most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm's 90 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.

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