Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, director of ICAP at Columbia University, is quoted in a May 27 AP article on the COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. exceeding 100,000 people.

Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, director of ICAP, a global health center at Columbia University, called the U.S. death rate shocking.


“It reflects the fact that we have neglected basic fundamentals for health,” El-Sadr said. “So, now we are in this shameful situation. It is the most vulnerable people in our midst — the elderly, the poor, members of racial/ethnic minority groups — who are the ones disproportionately getting sick and dying.”

Read the full article on the AP website

This article was picked up in numerous outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston.com, NOLA.com, and the Denver Post

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