Racial Disparities In COVID-19 & Helping Older Adults

Racial disparities are prevalent during the coronavirus pandemic. [CKA / shutterstock]
Racial disparities are prevalent during the coronavirus pandemic. [CKA / shutterstock]
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The coronavirus outbreak is taking a disproportionate toll on minority populations across the country...with more than 30 percent of COVID-19 deaths being African American, despite making up only 13 percent of the population. On The Sound of Ideas at 9, we'll discuss the systemic inequities that play into who is getting infected and dying from this disease. Then, we'll discuss the challenges isolated, older adults are facing during the pandemic. 

Guests: 

-Dr. Charles Modlin, MD, Director, Minority Health, & Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic 

-Marlene Harris-Taylor, Health Reporter, ideastream

-Tamiyka Rose, Health Equity Ambassador & Assistant to the Mayor for Public Policy, City of Akron

-Blaine Griffin, Ward 6 Councilman, City of Cleveland 

-Dr. Arthur James, MD, Senior Advisor, First Year Cleveland 

-Margaret Mitchell, President, YWCA Greater Cleveland

-Orion Bell, CEO and President, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging 

-Carole McShan-Williams, Caregiver

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