International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2022

March 21st is acknowledged and celebrated worldwide as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It aims to encourage society to disown and disregard racial discrimination. The UN resolution (A/RES/2142 (XXI)) that was adopted on 26 October 1966, declares that any kind of racial discrimination is condemnable and the global community is determined to eliminate racial discrimination from its roots wherever it exists in the world. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on the day the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid "pass laws" in 1960.

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EClinicalMedicine, Volume 35, May 2021

This paper supports SDG 3 and 10 by highlighting that stress, anxiety, depression, work overload, and burnout rates were higher among health-care workers of minority ethnic origin (Black and Latinx) in the USA during the COVID-19 pandemic than among their White counterparts. These findings demonstrate an urgent need to address these factors through structural reforms in order to better support overworked and undervalued health-care workers.
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EClinicalMedicine, Volume 35, May 2021

This Comment, written by two Black emergency room physicians, supports SDGs 3 and 10 by highlighting low vaccination rates for COVID-19 among Black Americans. The authors explain the historical context that has led to mistrust of the health-care system among many in the Black community and present COVID-19 vaccination as an opportunity to begin to make amends.
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EClinicalMedicine, Volume 35, May 2021

This study supports SDGs 3 and 10 by evaluating whether residential racial segregations in the USA could restrict the capacity for social distancing, leaving African Americans potentially more exposed to COVID-19.
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EClinicalMedicine, Volume 34, April 2021

This Research paper supports SDGs 3 and 10 by assessing ethnic differences in SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity among hospital workers. The findings showed that Black people had more than double the likelihood of SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity compared with White people, independent of age, sex, socioeconomic factors, and hospital role.
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EClinicalMedicine, Volume 34, April 2021

This Comment supports SDGs 3 and 10 by highlighting inequities in palliative care between racial groups, including differences in the use of palliative care services, symptom control, and the documentation and implementation of people's end of life wishes.
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EClinicalMedicine, Volume 34, April 2021

" This Comment article supports SDG 3 and 10 by proposing that future studies exploring the link between racism and health inequalities are designed with more theoretically informed research questions, whose findings can more readily help tackle existing problems. Suggested areas for further research include the impact of neighourhood desegregation, increased racial diversity in labour markets, and reduced mass incarceration in diminishing racial health inequalities.
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The Lancet Digital Health, Volume 3, April 2021

This Article supprts SDGs 3 and 10 by assessing the performance of four severity scoring systems used for case-mix determination and benchmarking in intensive care units to identify possible ethnicity-based bias. The study found systemic differences in calibration across ethnicities.
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Journal of Physiotherapy, Volume 67, April 2021

If we can’t see race and ethnicity in research, how will we see racial inequality?
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The Lancet Global Health, Volume 9, April 2021

This Comment article supports SDGs 3, 10, and 17 by highlighting the need for full inclusivity and representation, and the involvement of a diverse range of stakeholders and voices, in order to successfully design solutions to global health problems and to reform the systems that are exacerbating global health inequities.
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The Lancet Healthy Longevity, Volume 2, March 2021

This article supports SDGs 3 and 10 by assessing racial and ethnic disparities in seasonal influenza vaccine uptake among older US adults. The findings show substantial disparities in uptake and suggest that new strategies are urgently needed to address these inequities.

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