At the Heart of the Matter: Unmasking and Addressing COVID-19's Toll on Diverse Populations

Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic has unmasked longstanding racial and ethnic health-related disparities. As noted by Ta-Nehisi Coates in reference to racial/ethnic inequities, the “sociology, the history, the economics, the graphs, the charts, the regressions all land with great violence upon the body” and COVID-19’s impact on the body, especially on bodies of color are too often fatal.