21/05/2020

Anna Bartuska. BS/BA,  Derri Shtasel, MD, MPH, Luana Marques, PhD (ADAA board president) co-author this important blog post exploring the impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities. "...Though none are immune to COVID-19, the rippling impacts of the current pandemic are unequal, due in part to pressing economic and social needs of minorities in the United States that are largely overlooked in response efforts. The economic downturn has disproportionately affected racial and ethnic minorities with unemloyment claims greatest among Black and Hispanics/Latino individuals. In the midst of prolonged financial uncertainty and threat, families struggle to pay for food, housing, and utilities, along with countless other daily necessities..."

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