‘Huge hole’ in Testing Data Blurs Racial Ethnic Disparities
Servick, K. (2020). ‘Huge hole’ in Testing Data Blurs Racial, Ethnic Disparities. Science. 369(6501): 237-238.
Using data collection from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 as an example, the author discusses how missing ethnicity data from testing prevented a complete understanding of racial and ethnic disparities in morbidity and mortality, and how this information is needed for devising strategies to mitigate disparities.