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Addressing structural racism in healthcare

Video Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
Published on July 1, 2020 - Duration: 00:41s

Addressing structural racism in healthcare

The U.S. surgeon general is addressing structural racism, saying it's partly why the coronavirus has affected black and Latino Americans so heavily.

The CDC is now requiring states to collect data about race, ethnicity, gender, and zip code for coronavirus cases.

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Addressing structural racism in healthcare

DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTEDBLACK AND LATINO AMERICANS.THE SURGEON GENERAL PLANS TOFOCUS ON TWO INITIATIVES SOON--HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND WOMENDYING FROM PREGNANCY .TRT: 9SEC DR.ALI MOKDAD / INSTITUTE FORHEALTH METRICS AND EVALUATION"RACISM IS A PUBLIC HEALTHISSUE.IVE BEEN ON RECORDING SAYINGITS MORE DANGEROUS THAN COVID19SIMPLY BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TOFIND A VACCINE FOR COVID 19"THE C-D-C IS NOW REQUIRINGSTATES TO COLLECT DATA ABOUTRACE-- ETHNICITY-- GENDER-- ANDZIP CODE FOR CORONAVIRUS CASES.ACCORDING TO THE SOUTHERNNEVADA HEALTH DISTRICT--LATINOS MAKE UP ABOUT 30% OFTHE CORONAVIRUS CASES IN CLARKCOUNTY.

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