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Experts consider the role of systemic racism in exacerbating COVID-19 health inequalities

Researchers from leading UK and US institutions have published an analysis outlining the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on ethnic minority groups, and the role of racism, in particular systemic racism, as a fundamental cause and driver of adverse health outcomes. Recommendations include the addition of ethnic minority groups to those defined as clinically extremely vulnerable […]

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Mexico hit by deadliest week of pandemic yet

Mexico reeled Thursday from its worst week of the pandemic yet, with deaths averaging nearly 1,000 a day and a health system that was close to reaching a breaking point. The Latin American country has seen a spike in infections and fatalities following the Christmas and New Year holidays when families traditionally gather. Queues for […]