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Racism is a’serious public health threat’: the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced specific countermeasures


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stipulated on the 8th (local time) that racial discrimination is a’serious public health threat’. The agency has announced that it will make every effort to prevent racial discrimination.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a campaign called’Racism and Health’ and pointed out racism as’health inequality, the root cause of certain diseases’. This institution took Corona 19 as an example. The people of color most affected by Corona 19 in the United States were mainly people of color. In the United States, far more people of color than white people have died of COVID-19.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that it will continue to study the impact of racism on health outcomes. In addition, he expressed his will to use the Corona 19 fund to help minority communities and to resolve the health gap by class. In addition, the agency said it would hire people from a wider variety of racial and cultural backgrounds.

″Racism is a serious public health threat. In addition to your skin color, where you live, where you work, pray, and where your children play are all factors that influence racism. We will take all this into account and try to protect people’s health.”

ㅡDr. Rochelle Wallensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wallensky interviewed The Times: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has previously recognized that racial discrimination has a major link to health. What’s different is that with the launch of a new campaign this time, we’re not just observing it, we’re going to act to fix it.

Wallensky, who has served as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since January, added that he made it clear to all employees that racial discrimination is a task the agency must address. “Everyone must clearly agree on this.”

In addition to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, dozens of other public health agencies and medical organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American Public Health Association, have identified racism as a public health threat in recent months.

* Translated and edited the US version of HuffPost.



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