i4Kids Director featured in Washington Post article

15 Sep 2020

i4Kids Director and  Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, John Williams, MD was featured in a Washington Post article titled: Coronavirus kills far more Hispanic and Black children than White youths, CDC study finds published on September 15, 2020.

More than 75 percent of children dying from covid-19 are minorities, a finding that echoes disproportionate death rates among adults. 


“This is the strongest evidence yet that there are deep racial disparities in children just like there are in adults,” said John Williams, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. “What that should mean for people is steps like wearing a mask are not just about protecting your family and yourself. It is about racial equity.”

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