Letter to the Editor

On “Percentage of Black Population and Primary Care Shortage Areas Associated with Higher COVID-19 Case and Death Rates in Georgia Counties”

Authors: Eyad Almallouhi, MD, Sami Al Kasab, MD

Abstract

To the Editor: We congratulate Dr Peter Baltrus and colleagues for their article “Percentage of Black Population and Primary Care Shortage Areas Associated with Higher COVID-19 Case and Death Rates in Georgia Counties,” published in the February 2021 issue of the Southern Medical Journal.1
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References

1. Baltrus PT, Douglas M, Li C, et al. Percentage of black population and primary care shortage areas associated with higher COVID-19 case and death rates in Georgia counties. South Med J 2021;114:57–62.
 
2. Cummings C, Almallouhi E, Al Kasab S, et al. Blacks are less likely to present with strokes during the COVID-19 pandemic: observations from the buckle of the Stroke Belt. Stroke 2020;51:3107–3111.
 
3. Al Kasab S, Almallouhi E, Alawieh A, et al. Alarming downtrend in mechanical thrombectomy rates in African American patients during the COVID-19 pandemic—insights from STAR. J Neurointerv Surg 2021;13:304–307.