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Public health officials call for racial equity in vaccine distribution

January 14, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Dr. Anita Chandra, of the RAND Corporation, spoke with FOX43's Jackie De Tore about the role that racism plays in health, and thus the COVID-19 vaccine roll out.

Dr. Anita Chandra, of the RAND Corporation, spoke with FOX43's Jackie De Tore about the role that racism plays in health, and thus the COVID-19 vaccine roll out.

— On Jan. 14, Dr. Anita Chandra, of RAND Social and Economic Well-Being, a nonprofit research organization that seeks to improve the health, social, and economic well-being of populations and communities throughout the world, spoke with FOX43's Jackie De Tore about the role that racism plays in public health, and thus the COVID-19 vaccine roll out.

"We know that issues of race and racism play a significant role in health outcomes in our country," she said.

The survey sought to "understand how health views and values have been affected by the experience of the pandemic, with particular focus on populations deemed vulnerable or underserved, including people of color and those from low- to moderate-income backgrounds" and interviewed Americans specifically.

The organization also wanted to gain understanding on whether the past year of dealing with COVID-19 has made people think about systemic disparities, issues of race and civil unrest, and whether or not that increased Americans awareness of race and racism in influencing public health.

The survey found that fewer than 50% of Americans in the survey recognized the role that systemic racism plays in influencing health, which Chandra said was unfortunate.

The survey did find, however, that about 70% of respondents said that they saw COVID-19 as an opportunity for positive change, whether that's expanding access to health services, or addressing racial, social, and economic inequities.

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