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Marissa Reitsma
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Stanford Researchers Document Progress, Missed Opportunities in Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake

News / October 20, 2021
Unequal COVID-19 vaccination rates in the United States have compounded existing disparities in cases, hospitalizations and deaths among Black and Hispanic populations. SHP researchers quantify how differential vaccine uptake by race and ethnicity within each US state produced substantial vaccination coverage disparities during the initial scale-up among older adults.
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Woman gets vaccinated.

SHP-Kaiser Collaboration on Estimates and Projections of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage

News / June 17, 2021
Stanford Health Policy and the Kaiser Family Foundation are collaborating to examine the disparities in meeting vaccination benchmarks by using state-reported vaccination data by race/ethnicity and projecting vaccine coverage going forward.
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Worried woman in face mask.

California's Latinos Hit Hard At All Levels by Pandemic

News / May 13, 2021
Latinos, the state’s largest ethnic group, have faced greater exposure to COVID-19 and has contracted and died from the coronavirus at higher rates than non-Hispanic whites, according to a study led by Stanford Health Policy.
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African American gets vaccinated

Mapping the Inequality of COVID-19 Household Exposure and Transmission Risk

News / February 19, 2021
Communities of color may be most susceptible to low coverage due to long-standing disparities in healthcare, mistrust fueled by a history of exploitation in clinical trials, and other structural risk factors, according to new research by Stanford Health Policy.
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A Black woman wearing a mask gets her temperature taken.

Stanford PhD Students Investigate Racial Disparities in COVID-19

News / December 1, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Black and Hispanic populations harder than most for a variety of socioeconomic and medical reasons. Two Stanford PhD students are investigating what interventions might work to combat the racial disparities.
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