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Experts from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health offer science and evidence-based insights on the public health news of the day. The current focus is the novel coronavirus spreading around the world.

Jun 2, 2020

Underlying medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and Type II diabetes are risk factors for critical illness or death from COVID-19. Just as these chronic health issues disproportionately impact different racial and ethnic groups in the US, so too is COVID-19. Dr. Eduardo Sanchez of the American Heart Association talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about how the US’s failure to address the underlying health of its populations is contributing to COVID-19 fatalities and what needs to be done to preserve the health, wellbeing, and the economic viability of our nation.