There is no single reason why COVID-19 has had a disproportionate effect on ethnic minorities, but we know that racism and socioeconomic factors both play a role.
Our research will look for how differences in people's innate immune systems may affect COVID-19 survival rates.
If the government seeks to reduce its massive deficit by cutting public spending after the pandemic subsides, this will burden the poor and public sector workers, increasing inequality.
Trump called coronavirus a hoax, and he dragged his feet in addressing it. But the US health care system was ill-equipped from the start to deal with such a crisis. The pandemic shows the flaws.