How centuries of inequality in the America laid the groundwork for 2020 devastation

How centuries of inequality in the America laid the groundwork for 2020 devastation
Tom Conway
How Americans can help the frontline workers battling COVID-19

As the United States sets new records for COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations, we speak with one of the world's leading experts on infectious diseases, Dr. Paul Farmer, who says the devastating death toll in the U.S. reflects decades of underinvestment in public health and centuries of social inequality. "All the social pathologies of our nation come to the fore during epidemics," says Dr. Farmer, a professor of medicine at Harvard University, chair of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School, and co-founder and chief strategist of Partners in Health.


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