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Deprioritizing People With Asthma for the Covid-19 Vaccine Is a Racial Justice Issue

The CDC says the condition doesn’t put people at a greater risk for severe Covid-19, but there’s an equity argument to be made

On Monday, Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley tweeted that excluding asthma from the list of medical…



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Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental