Health Disparities

A black patient receives a vaccine

Vaccine Hesitancy and COVID-19

Q&A with Abram Wagner and Trina R. Shanks

With several vaccines approved and more people receiving them, our eyes now turn to vaccine acceptance. Vaccines give us the ability to prevent severe disease and reduce transmission. What questions do people have about the vaccines and the systems administering them? Read more

African American woman walking down a grocery store aisle.

Exposure to Coronavirus Explains Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Mortality Rates

New research from Jon Zelner

Large variations in exposure at home, in the community and at work—rather than case-fatality rates—may explain the well-documented racial disparities in COVID-19 mortality during the first wave of the pandemic last spring, according to a new University of Michigan study. Read more