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LA Times: Cause of Death: COVID-19, Police Violence or Racism?

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“Dr. Atheendar Venkataramani, an internist and health policy researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, has plumbed the power of despair to erode the health of specific American populations. He was part of a team that assessed changes in the mental health of Americans who lived in states where at least one unarmed black man had been killed by police. In the three months following these deaths, the team found a measurable drop in mental health among black Americans — and the more deaths there were, the greater the effect. Mental health did not suffer in cases when police killed a black person…

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ABC13 Eyewitness News: Police killings can have profound effects on mental health of Black Americans, expert says

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“In 2018, a study published in British journal The Lancet showed police killings had a profound effect on the mental health of black Americans in the days following those incidents. In fact, it accounted for an additional 1.7 days of poor mental health days for the black community annually. Dr. Atheendar Venkataramani, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, is a co-author of the study. ‘We’re just trying to understand that there’s this big mental health response which we did find, and having found that, I think that the take-home message is police killings are…

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May 6: Weekly Roundup of COVID-19 Coverage from CHIBE Faculty

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Find selected coronavirus coverage from CHIBE-affiliated faculty members here: The Philadelphia Inquirer: The death rate from coronavirus is lower than we think. That’s bad news (Mark Pauly) Eyewitness News: Coronavirus tracing could be the key to re-opening the economy (Rebekah Gee) Eyewitness News: ‘I don’t think we’re going to pack stadiums with 100,000 people’ (Rebekah Gee) The AP: For sports, coronavirus testing remains a major hurdle (Rebekah Gee) Medpage Today: COVID-19 Killing African Americans at Shocking Rates (Rebekah Gee)

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