Measuring racial inequities in COVID-19 testing

What The Study Did: This study adapted a well-established tool for measuring inequity from economics–the Lorenz curve–to measure racial inequities in COVID-19 testing. Author: Aaloke Mody, M.D., of the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, is the corresponding author. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link https://media.jamanetwork.com/ (doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.32696) Editor’s Note: […]

One psychedelic experience may lessen trauma of racial injustice

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A single positive experience on a psychedelic drug may help reduce stress, depression and anxiety symptoms in Black, Indigenous and people of color whose encounters with racism have had lasting harm, a new study suggests. The participants in the retrospective study reported that their trauma-related symptoms linked to racist acts were lowered […]

Implementing policies and strategies to eliminate racial disparities could improve outcomes for both diseases — ScienceDaily

Income level, employment, housing location, medical insurance, education, tobacco and alcohol use, diet and obesity, access to medical care. These are some of the factors causing worse cancer outcomes in people who are Black. The same factors are also causing worse outcomes from COVID-19 in this population. “The similarities between COVID-19 issues and cancer disparities […]

Geociencias Comprometidas con la Justicia Racial. Ahora Tenemos Trabajo que Hacer

This is an authorized translation of an Eos article. Esta es una traducción al español autorizada de un artículo de Eos. Millones de voces alrededor del mundo han amplificado la exigencia por justicia racial a raíz de los asesinatos de George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Dion Johnson, Ahmaud Arbery y el incontable número de personas negras […]