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Navigating the shadows: unmasking racial inequalities in the lingering wake of COVID-19
  1. Anukiran Ravichandran1,
  2. Sivanthi Sivanadarajah2,
  3. David Chung3
  1. 1 Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, BL4 0JR, Bolton, UK
  2. 2 Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Stockport, UK
  3. 3 University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anukiran Ravichandran, Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Bolton, UK; anukiran006{at}

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‘It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.’ –Audre Lorde

It has been over 4 years since 14 November 2019 when the first documented case of COVID-19 emerged. As the world slowly recovers from the pandemic, it has equally exposed the vulnerability in our healthcare systems. A pivotal study conducted by Khosla et al 1 illuminates the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on people of colour in the USA, shedding light on the urgent need to address these disparities. The findings are not unique to the USA as more reports emerged on the disproportionate impact the pandemic had …

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  • Correction notice Since this commentary was first published, the author SS has updated their surname.

  • Contributors AR had conceptualised the piece, with the design of the work and paraphrasing. SS and DC had helped in critical review and final appraisal prior to publication.

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