Forbes profiles four Black scientists working on fighting the covid-19 pandemic:

Why focus on Black scientists fighting COVID-19? Because the younger generation can’t be what they can’t see. Representation is important in inspiring children who will someday become the medical professionals and scientists that help us battle diseases such as COVID-19.

Plus, diversity helps us reduce the marginalization of people of color, especially when it comes to medical care and health outcomes. Unconscious racial bias can result in unequal health outcomes, and this is more likely when medical professionals don’t understand the culture of the community they are based in.

Read more in Forbes.

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