Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, global director of ICAP, is quoted in an April 22 Global Times article on the disparate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic along racial and ethnic lines.
Data from the US show there are differences in the infection rate among different racial and ethnic groups. In New York City there is a significantly higher infection noted among Latinos and African Americans, Professor Wafaa El-Sadr at the Epidemiology and Medicine at Columbia University, told the Global Times on Monday.
The difference in infection rates may be due to several reasons, she said. It might be due to the fact that such individuals are more likely to be exposed to cases of COVID-19 through use of mass transit or due to living in more crowded conditions with higher risk of transmission among household members.
A summary of this article appears on the Columbia Global Centers | Beijing website