Meaningfully addressing the twin pandemics of obesity and COVID-19 requires a deliberate focus on addressing long-standing structural racism. While there has been some progress, policy makers need to act now and make a commitment to prioritizing health equity. Research will be critical to support these efforts now and in the future.
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