Race, Ethnicity, and Health Disparities in US Children With COVID-19: A Review of the Evidence and Recommendations for the Future.
DOI: 10.1093/jpids/piac099; PMCID: PMC9494369
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an important cause of morbidity in children in the United States (U.S.). Moreover, the U.S. has witnessed significant disparities affecting American Indian/Alaska Native, Black, and Hispanic/Latino children, stemming from systemic racism and social-structural inequalities and not differences in innate biological susceptibility. We review what is known on COVID-19 and health disparities in disease burden, access to care, pharmaceutical interventions, and clinical research in children, with a focus on the U.S. context. In addition, we propose strategies to communicate scientific data in ways that do not promote racism and biological susceptibility themes, and to address pediatric disparities in clinical infectious diseases research.
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
Child; Humans; COVID-19
COVID-19; children; disparities; ethnicity; race
Vicetti Miguel CP, Dasgupta-Tsinikas S, Lamb GS, Olarte L, Santos RP. Race, Ethnicity, and Health Disparities in US Children With COVID-19: A Review of the Evidence and Recommendations for the Future. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2022;11(Supplement_4):S132-S140. doi:10.1093/jpids/piac099