African Americans and COVID-19 review

African Americans Have a Higher Propensity for Death from COVID-19: Rationale and Causation

Describe the disparity in the burden of COVID-19 for African Americans (5 points)
Briefly describe the CoV family and classification, including types and function of HCoV (5 points)
What is the most frequent complication of COVID-19 and the associated pathophysiology of the disease symptoms? (5 points)
What are conditions associated with worsening COVID-19 symptomatology? (5 points)
Explain the importance of ACE2 in COVID-19 (5 points)
Define social determinants of health (SDOH) and influence on health (5 points)
What impact does education have as a SDOH? (10 points)
What impact does income have as a SDOH? (10 points)
What impact does employment have as a SDOH? (10 points)
What plausible explanation is there for the disproportionate deaths of African Americans from COVID-19? (5 points)
Define health disparity and list 5 health disparities by disease (5 points)
Describe the relationship of hypertension to COVID-19 in the African American population (5 points)
What health conditions are associated with obesity? (5 points)
What are two characteristic responses of lung involvement in COVID-19? (5 points)
Describe the pathology of thrombosis in COVID-19 (5 points)
Differentiate between health care inequality and inequity (5 points)
Name 3 recommendations for health care professionals in addressing COVID-19 in the African American population (5 points)