Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Current Evidence and Policy Approaches [open pdf - 370KB]
From the Introduction: "In order to contain the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, it is crucial to address health equity for all racial and ethnic groups in terms of supporting timely access to and utilization of testing, treatment, and vaccination. This Issue Brief highlights evidence on what is currently known about COVID-19 disparities by race and ethnicity and outlines potential policy solutions to address COVID-19's disproportionate impact on certain racial and ethnic populations. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) has been following these trends during the pandemic, and this report provides an updated evidence review in several areas - testing, infection rates, hospitalization and death rates, and vaccination - and concludes with a summary of potential policy solutions."
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation: https://aspe.hhs.gov/