The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the racial health disparities in the United States, with markedly increased mortality especially among Blacks and Native Americans. In this episode, Tony Breu and Adam Rodman discuss the conception of race, racism, and the social determinants of health through three historic plagues in the United States — from yellow fever in New Orleans, to poliomyelitis, and finally the early days of HIV/AIDS — and what lessons we can draw for COVID-19. Along the way, we’ll discuss the unique social capital afforded by acclimation, immunity passports, the concept of the “original antigenic sin,” and constitutionalism and eugenics. This presentation was performed live at the annual meeting of the Massachusetts American College of Physicians, and is only lightly edited.
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Bedside Rounds is a medical podcast by Adam Rodman, MD, about fascinating stories in clinical medicine rooted in history. ACP has teamed up with Adam to offer continuing medical education related to his podcasts, available exclusively to ACP members by completing the CME/MOC quiz.
Adam Rodman, MD, FACP - Host
Anthony Breu, MD, ACP Member - Guest
Joshua Allen-Dicker, MD, MPH, ACP Member
Thomas Cooney, MD, MACP
David Feinbloom, MD, FACP
Marisa Jupiter, MD, ACP Member
Christopher Jackson, MD, ACP Member
Paul Kunnanth, MD
Geeda Maddaleni, MD
Gabe Pajares Hurtado, MD
Anthony Breu, MD, ACP Member
Avital O’Glasser, MD, FACP
Those named above unless otherwise indicated have no relationships to disclose.
Release Date: October 26, 2020
Expiration Date: October 26, 2023
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