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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 101-103

Susceptibility and immunity: Race or racism?

1 Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Level III UN Hospital, Goma, DR Congo
2 Department of Psychiatry, Level III UN Hospital, Goma, DR Congo
3 Department of Neuro Anaesthesia, AFMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India
4 Radiodiagnosis Ojas Alchemist Hospital, Panchkula, Haryana, India
5 Department of Pediatrics, Military Hospital, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shalendra Singh
Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Level III UN Hospital, Goma
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijcn.ijcn_6_21

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As the world navigates through this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic, everything has been pushed to a staggering halt. What catapulted is the health-care services as increasing number of patients flocked for medical care after being diseased by the virus. Even in the eye of such a peril, there have been major misconceptions and misunderstandings about racial disparities and the illness. Black people immunity is one such. This article tries the unravel the history, understanding and science of black immunity for the benefit of health-care providers to iron out the ethical dilemma and bias that impacts the quality of care.

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