COVID-19 and Health Equity-A New Kind of “Herd Immunity”
Williams, D. and Cooper, L. (2020). COVID-19 and Health Equity-A New Kind of “Herd Immunity” *. Journal of the American Medical Association. 323(24):2478-2480.
This editorial (published 5/11/2020) summarizes three articles documenting evidence for systemic inequities in healthcare and how this leads to blind spots from the healthcare system when providing culturally competent care to people of color, including testing obstacles during a pandemic. Additionally, the author provides an explanation of what is meant by the term “herd immunity.”