Gravlee C. C. (2020). Systemic racism, chronic health inequities, and COVID-19: A syndemic in the making?. American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council, 32(5), e23482. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23482
For a brief moment, in the early days of COVID‐19, some reports heralded the new coronavirus, SARS‐CoV‐2, as a “great equalizer.” It is unlikely that any anthropologist, human biologist, historian, or public health scientist found this idea tempting. Pandemics always follow the fault lines of society—exposing and often magnifying power inequities that shape population health even in normal times (Wade, 2020).