In addition to the death toll and people suffering persistent symptoms, the pandemic has threatened the health of vulnerable people who've been devastated by the loss of jobs, homes and opportunities for the future.
Already disproportionately affected by the virus, Black and Brown communities have thus far been receiving vaccines at much lower rates than their white counterparts.
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In response to blistering criticism from Black employees, OHSU's president and chief of diversity say they will hire a consultant to root out any racism in hiring and the affirmative action department.