Medical journals have a blind spot when it comes to race. But a blueprint for change is beginning to emerge.
Bias gets baked into algorithms that guide medical care. Rooting it out will take patience and cooperation.
For decades, researchers have looked at social factors to explain the greater presence of disease in Black populations. But the stress of experiencing racism causes great harm, too.
In the wake of a landmark year of activism, medical schools, hospitals and the research establishment are seeking to excise racial discrimination. How well have they done?
Social unrest came on the coattails of the pandemic, and hospital workers rose to fight that battle, too.
The crises of racism and COVID-19 overlap and reinforce one another. What steps can medicine take to make the pandemic response more just?