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In their recent letter in J Epidemiol Community Health, Schultes et al 1 examined patterns of declining race/ethnic disparities in COVID-19 mortality in Connecticut from March 2020 to December 2021. This work is a helpful contribution to the expanding literature on race/ethnic disparities in SARS-CoV-2 mortality, and due to its attention to the differential toll of SARS-CoV-2 in congregate versus non-congregate settings by race/ethnicity is particularly important.
However, motivated by our shared concern about the inequities highlighted by Schultes et al, we feel compelled to address the authors’ contention that their ‘findings …
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