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This week: Covid-19 disparities; historical look at medical liberties

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting racial groups differently, disproportionately affecting Black, indigenous and other people of color.

In this "HealthLink on Air" episode, Dr. Daryll Dykes discusses the disparities, existing health inequities and what can be done to improve equality. He also speaks to the importance of vaccination.

Also this week, Syracuse University doctoral student Haejoo Kim tells about her research into medical liberties in 19th century Britain and the similarities she found with modern America. Listen this Sunday, February 21 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.