As we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is much hope about the eventual containment of the virus, leading to some form of a new normalcy . Multiple COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be effective, and the vaccination of individuals in the United States has reached several million per day, with an ever-growing percentage of the population having been vaccinated . However, there are stark reminders of the continued disparities that have been highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with different levels of vaccine accessibility across states and communities . In addition, multiple countries have not begun any vaccination implementation . Case and death rates continue to be unevenly distributed, with higher death rates in minority populations, particularly African American and Latinx individuals . This pandemic has raised to a higher level of awareness the ongoing and multiple forms of disparity associated with health and illness . For oncology nurses and scientists, how do we look to the issues so starkly presented by the pandemic and raise our awareness that the issues are not specific to COVID-19?