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COVID-19: Racial Disparities and Crisis Standards of Care

Jan 22, 2021 | Shalesha Majors

The COVID-19 pandemic has motivated states to develop Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) plans responsive to possible shortfalls in resources. Huge racial disparities in COVID-19 infections and death raise the question of how CSC planning might incorporate growing racial justice concerns about COVID-19 and resource allocation. This issue brief examines evidence of racial disparities with respect to COVID-19 infections and provides an overview of CSC planning, including key ethical features that may be utilized to ensure that CSC planning incorporates concerns about racial inequity. Read more here.

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