Black Americans have about twice the risk as whites of developing a medical problem called peripheral artery disease, in which blood vessels in the legs become narrowed or blocked off. Severe untreated PAD can lead to amputation. Yet white people are more likely than Black people to get a medical procedure for a severe form of PAD called critical limb ischemia... Such health care disparities have become more pronounced during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a disproportionately negative impact on the health and financial well-being of people of color compared with white Americans." Sarah Gollust, PhD is quoted.