Mayo Clinic Q&A

Mayo Clinic Q&A


Health disparity and effects of COVID-19 on racial, ethnic minorities

October 30, 2020

A recent Mayo Clinic study looked at the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minorities.


"We found that environmental factors, especially systemic racism and problems with housing density, predispose these patients to having more chances of infection," says Dr. Aditya Shah, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert and one of the authors of the study.


In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Shah explains the research findings and discusses how clinicians can help bring awareness to health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic and other public health emergencies.