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Friday, June 11, 2021
Two papers further confirm COVID-19's disproportionate burden on
already disadvantaged populations.
The Disproportionate Burden Of COVID-19
Two papers in the June 2021 issue take a retrospective look at COVID-19
In the first
Wafa Tarazi and coauthors provide a comprehensive picture of
COVID-19-related mortality among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries
through September 2020. They confirm
**the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on older, non-White, and
low-income beneficiaries, especially those residing in nursing homes**.
In the second
Marissa Reitsma and coauthors analyze community-level data on COVID-19
in California from March 22, 2020, through October 3, 2020. They found
**among cases with known race and ethnicity, 70 percent were among
Latinos, despite Latinos comprising 39 percent of the state's
population**. In comparison, only 19 percent of cases were among White
individuals compared to their 37 percent share of the state population.
The authors also found that COVID-19 death rates for Latinos and Black
individuals were more than 1.5 times higher than that for White
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Today on Health Affairs Blog, Annie Andrews and Shannon Watts call for
pediatricians to join the effort to reduce gun violence among children
and teens through advocacy, counseling, and research.
Elevating Voices: Pride Month: In a Health Affairs Blog post published
last month, Meg Perret and coauthors discuss existing data that shows
that trans and gender-expansive people are at increased risk of adverse
COVID-19 health outcomes
during the pandemic due to inequality, stigma, and structural violence.
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Your Daily Digest
COVID-19-Related Deaths And Excess Deaths Among Medicare Fee-For-Service
Wafa W. Tarazi et al.
Racial/Ethnic Disparities In COVID-19 Exposure Risk, Testing, And Cases
At The Subcounty Level In California
Marissa B. Reitsma et al.
Pediatric Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis that Demands Physician
Annie L. Andrews and Shannon Watts
COVID-19 Data On Trans And Gender-Expansive People, Stat!
Meg Perret et al.
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