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COVID-19 and the Disproportionate Impact on Black Americans

Why is the coronavirus pandemic causing Black Americans to be disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and what can we do at the individual and community level to dismantle the systemic racism at the root of these health disparities? We spoke to Enrique Neblett, professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, to learn more.

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The Swiss Cheese Metaphor: Protecting Ourselves and Others from Coronavirus

When it comes to COVID-19, no single protection — like wearing masks, washing your hands, or social distancing — is 100% effective at preventing infection. The ‘Swiss cheese’ metaphor helps explain how stacking these practices together can help us protect ourselves and others, and reduce the spread of the virus, as states reopen and we return to public spaces, family, and friends.

"I want to make effective changes in the health of communities who need it most."


Marcus McKay Jr.

Master’s Student in Epidemiology & Admissions Ambassador

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