Employers must ‘lean in more diligently’ on racial health inequities

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Even before COVID-19 hit, Black and brown employees already were experiencing many health inequalities. Compared to white workers, they’re more likely to experience serious complications from conditions like diabetes, kidney disease, asthma and cancer, and they are more apt to die during childbirth.

And now in an ongoing pandemic, Black employees are facing additional health disparities: Data shows they are more likely to get COVID-19, be hospitalized and die from the disease. They also have more mistrust in vaccines and are more reluctant to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Add in recent social and racial unrest and protests that have taken

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