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Reparations of health inequities with access and distribution of resources

Editorial

Dr. Tamaro J. Green

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2021-04-14 20:40:12 viewed: 74

 

The health pandemic provided an opportunity on how to improve access and distribution of health resources equitably.   Richardson et al. (2021) study how wealth redistribution may have reduced the mortality of the pandemic.  Forecasting the effects of greater health inequities may reveal a future need for reparations.  Torres (2018) studied the reparations movement in the Caribbean and how scientific genetic data could possibly contribute to the discussion of reparations. Bassett and Galea (2020) discuss the limited progress in addressing racial health inequalities.  The health inequities may also be reviewed globally to plan strategies for improving global health systems. 

 

 

References:

 

Bassett, M. T., & Galea, S. (2020). Reparations as a public health priority — a strategy for ending black–white health disparities. New England Journal of Medicine, 383(22), 2101-2103. doi:10.1056/NEJMp2026170

Richardson, E. T., Malik, M. M., Darity, W. A., Mullen, A. K., Morse, M. E., Malik, M., . . . Jones, J. H. (2021). Reparations for Black American descendants of persons enslaved in the U.S. and their potential impact on SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Social Science & Medicine, 113741. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113741

Torres, J. B. (2018). ‘Reparational’ genetics: Genomic data and the case for reparations in the Caribbean. Genealogy, 2(1). doi:10.3390/genealogy2010007

 

 

Dr. Tamaro Green is a computer science researcher and the founder of TJG Web Services.  TJG Web Services, LLC is a consulting firm in the field of information technology.  Dr. Green writes on topics of privacy, security, and ethics in information technology and computer science.

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