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COVID-19 and the other pandemic: populations made vulnerable by systemic inequity

Date: September 8 2022

Summary: How the COVID pandemic lead to highlighting vulnerable populations introduced by systemic inequity for healthcare

Keywords: ##bibliography #inequity #minorities #covid19 #pandemic #vulnerable #archive

Bibliography

D. M. Gray, A. Anyane-Yeboa, S. Balzora, R. B. Issaka, and F. P. May, "COVID-19 and the other pandemic: populations made vulnerable by systemic inequity," Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol, vol. 17, no. 9, pp. 520–522, Sep. 2020, doi: 10.1038/s41575-020-0330-8.

Table of Contents

    1. Reading Motivation
    2. Vulnerable Population Examples
  1. How To Cite
  2. References:
  3. Discussion:

Reading Motivation

I examined this paper to learn more about vulnerabilities posed to minority and vulnerable populations. I focused less on pandemic-related risks and more on examples of problems posed to minority populations.

Vulnerable Population Examples

Intersectional vulnerable populations (e.g. those living with disability, poverty conditions, or racial minority, etc.) face even more perils to their already vulnerable state.

- Diagnosed at younger ages 
- Intersectionally, African Americans who are poor, uninsured, and/or geographically isolated are less likely to get screening tests 
	- Less likely to receive treatment for advanced disease
- Have highest incidence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
- Indian Health Services only had limited ability to help COVID-19 patients.
- Essential workers 
- Poor and overcrowded housing
- Could be impossible to adhere to COVID-19 safety policies

How To Cite

Zelko, Jacob. COVID-19 and the other pandemic: populations made vulnerable by systemic inequity. https://jacobzelko.com/09082022132448-covid-systemic-inequity. September 8 2022.

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