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UNC School of Medicine student Nakisa Sadeghi co-authored a Health Affairs blog post, titled, “Addressing Racial Health Disparities In The COVID-19 Pandemic: Immediate And Long-Term Policy Solutions.”

“The devastating impact of COVID-19 is apparent, with nearly three million confirmed cases and more than 131,000 deaths in the US. Among those affected, communities of color bear the brunt of the pandemic. Health disparities in the COVID-19 crisis call attention to long-standing inequities that pervade the health care system and society at large.

“This post will present a framework for understanding health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as provide short-term and long-term solutions to reduce these disparities.”

Read the rest of this Health Affairs blog post, co-written by UNC School of Medicine student Nakisa Sadeghi.