Racism

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

A doctor writing on a clip board.

Patient Discrimination During a Health Care Encounter

New research from Paige Nong

A new paper published this week in JAMA Network Open looks at patient experiences of discrimination in the US health system and found the types of discrimination a person could encounter in a health care setting varied, with the survey finding that 21% of non-institutionalized, English-speaking US adults have experienced discrimination while seeking medical care. Read more