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Vitamin D Deficiency Could Exacerbate Covid-19 Racial Health Disparities

Most Black Americans are low in the essential nutrient, potentially leading to a weakened immune system

It’s undeniable that Black Americans have been hit harder by Covid-19, with disproportionately high infection and death rates. This disparity is largely driven by…



Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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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