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Inclusion is the deliberate practice of ensuring that each individual is heard, all personal traits are respected, and all can make meaningful contributions to achieve their full potential. As Coronavirus Disease 2019 spreads globally and across the United States, we have viewed this pandemic through the lens of equity and inclusion. Here we discuss how this pandemic has magnified pre-existing health and social disparities and will summarize why inclusion is an essential tool to traverse this uncertain terrain and discuss strategies which can be implemented at organizational and individual levels to improve inclusion and address inequities moving forward.

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