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How Covid-19 will impact health status

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    By: Rishi Sachdev, Senior Analyst and Yulan Egan, Practice Manager

    While infection rates persist today, the coming months will eventually see the Covid-19 pandemic give way to a more lasting challenge: caring for a nation of survivors.

    In this document, we break down the population-level health impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Next, we offer guidance for health care leaders seeking to meet the heightened needs in their communities. Last, we unpack how Covid-19 has disproportionally affected marginalized groups and discuss how to prioritize health equity to address these disparities.

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