Geronimus discusses cellular level impact on Black health (weathering) from structural racism in the time of COVID-19
"'A Terrible Price': The Deadly Racial Disparities of Covid-19 in America" - New York Times Magazine. 4/29/2020.
"The accumulated effects of environmental inequality are compounded by the physiological ramifications of an atmosphere of bias and discrimination, which have been documented to lead to higher rates of poor health outcomes for black Americans." PSC Research Professor Arline Geronimus, has termed this phenomenon "weathering." and discuses in this NYT Magazine article
Additionally, as black people die from Covid-19 at disproportionate rates, the disease is highlighting health disparities we've long known about. Kai Wright of WNYC speaks with Dr Geronimus about what happens to black people's bodies - on a cellular level - while living in a racist society.
Additional Media Coverage:
"Why Covid-19 Is Killing Black People" - WNYC, New York Public Radio. 4/24/2020.