COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 30: Mayo Clinic Q&A - Addressing Health Disparities Amplified by COVID-19
Published May 20, 2020
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    This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A and was recorded in May 2020.Guest: Irene G. Sia, M.D.; Mark L. Wieland, M.D.Host:  Sanjeev (Sanj) Kakar, M.D. (@sanjkakar)Minorities are being affected disproportionately by the COVID-19 pandemic. Early data shows that African Americans and other U.S. ethnic minorities have contracted COVID-19 at a higher rate and experience greater sickness and a higher death rate than other Americans. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Irene Sia, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, and Dr. Mark Wieland, a Mayo Clinic community internal medicine physician, discuss ethnic disparities and COVID-19, including research being done with the Rochester Healthy Community Partnership.AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Resources: with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at or on Twitter @MayoMedEd.
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