Black N.J. residents are dying of coronavirus at high rates. Here’s what experts say will reverse the trend.

Giridhar Mallya, senior policy officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, said “three factors have led to the disparity in black communities: increased exposure to the virus, underlying susceptibility and limited access to health care and testing.”

Dr. Denise Rodgers, vice chancellor of interprofessional programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, said that “[t]o fix the disparity in the long run, communities and leaders will have to have real conversations about racism, opportunity and access to readily available, quality health care.”

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