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Hammonds and Farmer

Harvard Magazine: 'A Pandemic Full of Heartbreaks'

May 15, 2020
During the past month and a half, as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded in the United States and mounting data showed its disproportionate effect on African Americans and other minorities, Evelynn Hammonds, Rosenkrantz professor of the history of science and professor in African and African American studeis, has been holding weekly video-chat discussions on race and epidemics.
Boston Globe

Boston Globe: 'With coronavirus, racism is the underlying condition'

April 13, 2020
“Coronavirus has not created health disparities,” [David Williams] said Thursday during a conversation on “Epidemics and Health Disparities in African American Communities" at Harvard’s Hutchins Center. “What it has done is it highlighted these disparities.”