The Ides of March: Reflections in South Texas Medicine

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Hispanic communities are particularly vulnerable to the serious effects of Covid-19, but the pandemic has only exacerbated pre-existing inequalities in the Rio Grande Valley. But what will happen when the pandemic is over? Evidence shows that communities of color with low incomes will take longer to struggle to recover economically. Latinx communities have the worst coverage rate of any racial demographic, and have higher rates of chronic conditions known to exacerbate Covid-related mortality. Efforts should continue to work across economic and political sectors to support the health of this community, like small business initiatives, food stamp and SNAP expansion, and temporary housing provision, as many community members face grave financial struggles from the Covid-19 pandemic that will directly impact the quality of care that will be accessible.

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medical student

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