A Top Immunologist on Why Coronavirus Is Killing More African-Americans

Wednesday - 22/04/2020 08:54
Head of Nashville’s Meharry Medical College discusses Covid-19’s outsize toll on people of color, why a vaccine might be far off


James Hildreth has been waging battle against viruses for four decades—first as a Rhodes scholar earning his Ph.D. in immunology, then as a researcher and physician working to bring better medical care to the fight against AIDS, particularly for African-Americans.

Today, Dr. Hildreth is bringing his expertise to bear on Covid-19 as president and chief executive of Nashville, Tenn.’s Meharry Medical College, one of the nation’s largest historically black medical schools.

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