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Ending racial injustice in health

George Floyd’s death has magnified both the urgent need to end racism and, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, the urgent need to end the racial injustice of health inequity in America, wrote Howard Koh of Harvard…

Could protests cause COVID-19 spikes? Tough to tell.

If coronavirus infections surge in the wake of protests against police brutality and racism, it won’t necessarily mean that the protests are what’s causing the increase. That’s because the protests have been happening around the same time that…

Racism can erode physical well-being

The chronic stress of experiencing discrimination can gradually erode people’s physical well-being over time, according to Mary Bassett, director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. Bassett was one of several experts…

How racism impacts human health

After Boston Mayor Marty Walsh declared on June 12 that racism is a public health crisis in Boston, several local public health experts—including Jarvis Chen, research scientist in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H.…