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Understanding and Eliminating Minority Health Disparities

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Virtual Event

"Quantifying the Extent of Minority Health Disparities Experienced with COVID-19"


There is stark, though incomplete, evidence of racial and ethnic inequalities in the toll of COVID-19 on New Yorkers. COVID-19 fatality rates for Black and Hispanic New Yorkers are more than double those for white residents, with even greater disparities outside New York City. The rates of hospitalization, test-confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis and exposure in New York City also reveal substantial racial and ethnic disparities. Further, estimates based on the available data suggest important differences in the way these disparities manifest for groups at different stages of the disease — from exposure to death or recovery.

This panel will present findings from recent examinations of the extent of disparities, in New York state and elsewhere, and share insights on how expansions to baseline data could build new understanding about inequalities in the spread of the virus in order to devise public health interventions that account for each demographic group’s unique experience.

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