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The politics of public health

Political Theater, Ep. 215

A nurse administers the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine Monday in Columbus, Ohio.
A nurse administers the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine Monday in Columbus, Ohio. (Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Health inequities between racial and ethnic groups existed well before COVID-19, but the pandemic has revealed just how stark those disparities are. Throw in the politicization of science, and the United States has a big mountain to climb to conquer the virus.

On this episode of the Political Theater podcast, Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and former Baltimore health commissioner, sits down with guest host Sandhya Raman to unpack where we are and what can be done.

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