The COVID-19 Response Is Failing Communities of Color | Scientific American

The COVID-19 Response Is Failing Communities of Color | Scientific American
Center for Surgery and Public Health

May 7, 2020

“Creating a more just society will take time and effort. If we do not begin now to use evidence-based messaging and interventions and leverage existing partnerships to truly connect and work with communities of color, the status quo will outlive this pandemic.” In a new opinion piece “The COVID-19 Response Is Failing Communities of Color” in Scientific American, Margaret S. Pichardo, Briana Christophers, and CSPH faculty Gezzer Ortega describe how how health officials must craft their messages in a more culturally sensitive way to connect and build trust with some of the most at-risk communities.