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Female healthcare in personal protective equipment.

Medicine’s Erika Trapl weighs in on long-standing health care inequities

COVID showed the cracks in society. How can we fix them? Erika Trapl, associate professor at the School of Medicine, said long-standing health care inequities stem from access, affordability and even the stress of systemic racism. People in neighborhoods with larger minority populations are more likely to suffer from lead poisoning, infant mortality and heart disease.