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The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have put a spotlight on the racial and social injustices that are unfortunately pervasive in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic also has put a spotlight on health disparities. It should not have taken these events to address the challenges that have been facing our nation for decades, if not hundreds, of years.
The ongoing development of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 is raising hopes as the world awaits the return to a normal way of life. But as seen in the past decades in the fight against cancer, HIV/AIDS and heart disease, developing a new treatment is only the first step on the journey to ensuring patient access.