In a time when our nation has seen significant economic & health catastrophy owing to #COVID19, the topic of social determinants of health, health inequalities and health disparities have made headlines. 🧵⬇️
This thankfully, has brought to light, deficiencies in the global construct of our current healthcare system – both in structure and in delivery. At the forefront of these discussions has been the overwhelming evidence that people of minority ethnic/racial backgrounds and those
of lower SES suffer disproportionate rates of infection & death from the dz. While some may argue that the ⬆️ risks are in fact, due to ⬆️ rates of underlying medical risk factors, we ought to also remember & talk about what led to these disparities in risk in the first place.