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Dean LaVeist addresses ethnic and racial misperceptions about the novel coronavirus

March 24, 2020 12:45 PM
SPHTM Communications
Thomas A. LaVeist, Dean and Professor Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity

Dr. Thomas LaVeist, Dean of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity, addresses misperceptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have considered COVID-19 a foreign virus, however, it does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, nationality or religious values. Dean LaVeist also discusses the importance of understanding facts and checking our own social biases.