The impact of COVID-19, a million deaths in : Code Switch A new book by Linda Villarosa looks at how racial bias in healthcare has costs for all Americans. Spoiler: Poverty counts — but not as much as you'd think.

The impact of COVID-19, a million deaths in

The impact of COVID-19, a million deaths in

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Author Linda Villarosa pictured next to her book, Under the Skin.

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Under the Skin, a new book by Linda Villarosa, looks at how racial bias in healthcare has costs for all Americans. Spoiler: Poverty counts — but not as much as you'd think.

The book gets into how systemic racism and bias in the health care industry contributes to the gap in life expectancy for Black and Brown Americans, how that's played out during the coronavirus pandemic, and what lessons can be learned from other pandemics that have disproportionately affected people of color.