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Why COVID-19 Might Be Affecting More African Americans (comorbidity factors) with Dr. Ken Redcross MD

Host, Ellen Kamhi PhD, RN, AHG-RH, AHN-BC interviewed Dr. Ken Redcross, MD  to discuss theories on why COVID-19 might be affecting more African Americans than any other population. Not to mention that Black children  are being hospitalized at a rate five times higher than white children according to new data from the CDC. Comorbidity factors such as hypertension, diabetes and vitamin D deficiencies are all tied to COVID-19 complications and disproportionately affect the Black community. However,  the alarming rates at which COVID-19 is killing Black Americans extends beyond these comorbidity factors. They may be attributed to other factors such as inequitable access to testing and treatment and withholding racial/ethnicity data from reports on virus outcomes. Dr. Redcross will discuss recommended health changes that can help disproportionately affected communities.

About Dr. Redcross

Dr. Ken Redcross earned his medical degree from Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, specializing in internal medicine. He is a specialist in internal medicine and founder of one of the first full-service concierges, personalized medical practices in the United States. His book, “Bond: The 4 Cornerstones of a Lasting and Caring Relationship with Your Doctor,” underscores the importance of having a good relationship with your doctor for better health – which is especially important during flu season and pandemic.

Contact:
Website: www.drredcross.com
Twitter: @KenRedcrossMD
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KenRedcrossMD
Instagram: drkenredcross

To listen to the interview, click the player below. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestion, please use the comment section under this post or contact Ellen Kamhi here.

 

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