According to Dr. Anthony Fauci (see video below), the coronavirus pandemic exposed the “effects of racism” in American society.
“Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious diseases expert, said Sunday the COVID-19 pandemic had exposed racial disparities in living conditions and access to health care across the U.S. that required serious action to fix,” according to The Hill.
“During a commencement address given virtually to new graduates of Emory University, the president’s chief medical adviser pointed to higher rates of COVID-19 deaths among Black Americans, Latino Americans and members of other minority groups as evidence of “social determinants” that caused the pandemic to hit those communities especially hard. [emphasis added]
“‘Now, very few of these comorbidities [with COVID-19] have racial determinants. Almost all relate to the social determinants of health dating back to disadvantageous conditions that some people of color find themselves in from birth regarding the availability of an adequate diet, access to health care and the undeniable effects of racism in our society,’ he said.”
For more of this report, please go to The Hill.
Please watch the short video below of Fauci and then share your thoughts by emailing [email protected]. Do you believe racism played a part in who was the most severely impacted by COVID19?
“Let us promise ourselves our memory of this tragic reality – that an infectious disease disparately kills people of color – does not fade. Righting this wrong will take a decades-long commitment. I urge you to be part of that commitment,” Dr. Anthony Fauci told #Emory2021 grads pic.twitter.com/JnE05x6QtX
— Emory University (@EmoryUniversity) May 16, 2021