Clin Chest Med. 2023 Sep;44(3):509-517. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2023.03.007.
Pneumonia is one of the most common reasons for health care utilization in the United States. It can be caused by many different pathogens, but rarely is it able to be identified in specific cases. This has led most racial disparities research to focus on community acquired pneumonia and microbes of public health concern such as influenza, tuberculosis, and COVID-19. Differences have been shown to exist from prevention with vaccines to management and outcomes. COVID-19 has led to a significant increase in the awareness of this topic.