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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Receipt of Medications for Treatment of COVID-19 — United States, March 2020–August 2021

Underscoring the health inequities that have characterized the COVID-19 pandemic, an analysis of health data accessed via a PCORI-funded network suggests that monoclonal antibodies, medications highly effective at lessening the severity of COVID-19, are underused among individuals who identify as Black, Asian, or Hispanic.

This apparent underuse occurred even though these groups are experiencing higher rates of infection, hospitalization, and death.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led study analyzed patient data from 41 healthcare systems participating in PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, funded by PCORI to conduct research more efficiently.

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