Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19–Related Infections Hospitalizations and Deaths
Mackey, K., Ayers, C.K., Kondo, K.K. et al. (2021). Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19–Related Infections, Hospitalizations, and Deaths. Annals of Internal Medicine .
The authors conducted a review of cohort and cross-sectional studies, ecological studies, and data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and APM Research Lab “to evaluate racial/ethnic disparities in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection rates and COVID-19 outcomes, factors contributing to disparities, and interventions to reduce them.” They found higher rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19–related mortality among black and Hispanic populations, but similar rates of case fatality across racial and ethnic groups.