Medpage Today: For Black and Latinx People, What Does Race Have to Do With Health?

By Dr. Pilar Ortega and Dr. Brian Williams


As a Latina emergency room doctor and a Black trauma surgeon, we know that our initial impressions -- like the assumptions patients might make about us -- are not always on target.


Ironically, the communities we represent are also facing a disproportionately high risk of death due to COVID-19. We are concerned that public health messaging is not setting them up for success. (Full article)

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