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  • Americas Chronic Disease Crisis, a Panel Discussion | The Pandemic Puzzle: Lessons from COVID-19

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    More than one in two U.S. adults lives with a chronic health condition -- diseases that disproportionately impact communities of color. It is a reality that has made COVID-19 especially devastating in America. Addressing a health crisis of this magnitude demands unprecedented action -- with a focus that extends beyond medicine to get at the roots of health inequity and illness. What are some of the initial steps our country must take to begin achieving progress?

    Moderated by Samantha Artiga, Vice President and Director for the Racial Equity and Health Policy Program at Kaiser Family Foundation

    Panelists:
    * Meena Seshamani, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Medicare, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    * David Saunders, MEd, Director of Office of Health Equity, Pennsylvania Department of Health
    * Alyce Adams, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health, Stanford Medicine

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  • How Viruses Like The Coronavirus Mutate

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    Genetic mutations aren’t as scary as they sound. With RNA viruses, like the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19, they’re happening constantly — basically every time it replicates. But not all mutations stick, and not all the ones that stick are bad. In fact, mutations are actually necessary for tracking and containing COVID-19. Here’s how viruses mutate and why you shouldn’t be worried when you hear about them.

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