America Dissected

Racism is a Public Health Issue with Dr. Mary Bassett

Racism is a Public Health Issue with Dr. Mary Bassett

America Dissected - February 2, 2021 - 38:31

Abdul explains the race between virus and vaccine. He reflects on how history’s racism is shaping the COVID-19 response today. He talks to Dr. Mary Bassett, Director of the FXB Center for Health & Human Rights at Harvard and former Health Commissioner for New York City.

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The pandemic reminds us that when it comes to health, there’s so much more out there to understand—like how new genetic discoveries could change our relationship with our genes or how climate change could accelerate the next pandemic. In season 3, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, physician and former city health commissioner, talks to doctors, scientists, culture makers, and policy leaders to dissect how science, policy, and culture shape health. New episodes of America Dissected every Tuesday.