Black Americans have historically faced discrimination and even abuse by medical professionals, issues that have again come to the forefront during the pandemic. We here from Americans who have directly experienced discrimination, and Yamiche Alcindor speaks with Dr. Vanessa Northington…
By Yamiche Alcindor, Rachel Wellford, Bria Lloyd, Lizz Bolaji
The coronavirus pandemic repeats a truth that communities of color in the United States have been saying for generations: They suffer worse health outcomes compared to white communities, and systemic racism drives those disparities.
By Laura Santhanam
More and more older adults are raising kids for the second time around because of illness, incarceration, addiction, or any number of reasons. And since the start of the pandemic, almost 40 percent of "grandfamilies" say they struggle to pay…
By Stephanie Sy, Diane Lincoln Estes
Native Americans have been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, but a history of medical mistreatment has led some Indigenous leaders to brace for challenges in vaccinating their communities. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on those…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro, Sam Lane
The pandemic's toll was highlighted in stark terms again Thursday as the expected life spans fell in the U.S. by a year on average in the first half of 2020. It is the largest drop since World War II, and…
The White House seeks to improve data collection on high-risk groups; provide equitable access to vaccines, tests and personal protective equipment; and fund assistance for social services.
By Stephanie Sy, Lorna Baldwin, Vika Aronson, Ryan Connelly Holmes, Emily Carpeaux, Erica R. Hendry
For people whose COVID-19 symptoms linger for months, the effects can be devastating and debilitating.
Among the many coronavirus challenges the Biden administration faces, boosting public trust in the vaccine is a problem it must solve to move the U.S. past the pandemic.
By Vignesh Ramachandran, Chloe Jones, Dorothy Hastings, Isabella Isaacs-Thomas, Candice Norwood
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris face a confluence of crises as they kick off their first 100 days in leadership.
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