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Black Americans are still dying of cancer at the highest rates

Racial disparities in cancer deaths are shrinking, but communities of color still lack access to screening and treatment.
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Coronavirus kills far more Hispanic and Black children than White youths, CDC study finds

More than 75 percent of children dying from COVID-19 are minorities, a finding that echoes disproportionate death rates among adults.

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Hurricane relief still has a racial equity problem

After a close call with Hurricane Laura, housing advocates in Gulf cities like Port Arthur say that federal disaster recovery funds continue to show profound racial disparities. 
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Communities suffering from pollution demand justice

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the corrosive legacy of environmental racism in the United States.
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D.C. children from low-income families disproportionately test positive for coronavirus, study says

The study also showed children who were members of a racial minority group were more likely to become infected.
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A viral epidemic splintering into deadly pieces

There’s not just one coronavirus outbreak in the United States. Now there are many, each requiring its own mix of solutions.
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Artificial intelligence, health disparities, and COVID-19

How racially biased is AI medicine? Experts are asking if biased algorithms worsen COVID-19's toll on Black Americans.

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How trees can hep us fight a pandemic

It's no accident that the most polluted communities are also the most likely to have more severe cases of COVID-19.
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Global data reveals inequality of pandemic travel

A snapshot of transportation patterns during six months of coronavirus points to divergent future paths for cities.
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'We should all be outraged': Gov. DeWine says Ohio will work to improve racial health, economic disparities

Governor Mike DeWine said Tuesday he plans to increase the state's efforts to improve health and economic disparities, saying race is "indisputably a factor."
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Want to see food and land justice for Black Americans? Support these groups

Food justice is racial justice. As the nation rises up to protest atrocities against Black people, here are some organizations working to advance Black food sovereignty.
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“No research on us without us": Prioritizing inclusion in environmental health

"From Black woman to Black woman, is it a good idea for me to participate in these studies?"

I was not expecting this call or question. We had met a few days earlier when I recruited her for a reproductive health study.

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The hell of sheltering in place without running water

Surviving a pandemic gets all the more complicated when you can't wash your hands or cook or flush your toilets.
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How scientists are teaming up to fight coronavirus

Covid-19 has triggered a boom in interdisciplinary research as physicians, public health experts, and environmental scientists team up to fight the pandemic.
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