More than a disease, COVID-19 exposes health risk of food insecurity: OPINION

April 27, 2020

Sadly, my patient and millions like her in America are fighting not only the coronavirus but another, older epidemic that’s only been exacerbated by the new crisis: food insecurity.

The COVID-19 outbreak is further disrupting the healthy eating habits that build a healthy immune response, the same defenses needed to help fend off the virus in the first place. As charity and community groups step up, the federal and state governments must do more to protect vulnerable populations’ access to healthy food to save lives.

Op-ed by Jay Bhatt, practicing internist, Aspen Health Innovator Fellow and ABC News contributor and Soumitra Bhuyan, ABC News, April 26, 2020

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