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M. Chandra Sekar


Few years ago at the American Public Health meeting I saw a  a big billboard that informed me of the life expectancy across various districts in US. While I was aware of existing disparities in healthcare system, still, the large impact on life care expectancy shocked me. This was followed by Covid, which exacerbated those disparities and cost us one million lives.


life expectancy, public health, disparity, fast food


"The Community for Science-Based Nutrition | American Nutrition Association". Archived from the original on October 5, 2018. Retrieved November 17, 2017.

Ver Ploeg, M.; Breneman, V.; Farrigan, T.; Hamrick, K.; Hopkins, D.; Kaufman, P.; Lin, B-H.; Nord, M.; Smith, TA.; Williams, R.; Kinnison, K.; Olander, C.; Singh, A.; Tuckermanty, E. (Jun 2009). "Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food: Measuring and Understanding Food Deserts and Their Consequences: Report to Congress" (PDF). Administrative Publication (AP-036). Archived (PDF) from the original on June 13, 2018. Retrieved August 6, 2017.

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