African Americans appear to face an oversized burden when it comes to COVID-19 infections and related deaths. The disproportionate impact of the coronavirus is not unexpected, according to medical experts that include Denise Rodgers, vice chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and a professor of family medicine and community health at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. African Americans and other communities of color have long had less access to quality health care than white residents and suffer higher rates of underlying medical conditions. To read the full article.