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Medical Colleges Association Calls For Race, Ethnicity Data on COVID-19 Infections

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by Shailaja Neelakantan

The Association of American Medical Colleges is calling for more granular data that reflects the race and ethnicity of people sickened by COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.

The association said the pandemic is illuminating longstanding social, economic and health inequities in the U.S. And it is visible in that people of color, especially Black Americans, are disproportionately getting sick and dying from the coronavirus.

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