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 COVID-19 is amplifying economic, health, and social inequalities around the world. We bring attention to these inequalities and the ways to possibly mitigate the social impact equitably.

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Changing Our Lives Forever

Experts believe that the pandemic has altered our habits and lifestyle so significantly that we may ever revert back to certain...

Focusing On Food Systems

The pandemic imposed challenges and obstacles for the global food trade, disrupting food supply chains and increasing food insecurity....

Racial Inequalities In Brazil

The pandemic has exposed and illustrated deeply rooted racial inequalities impacting marginalized populations throughout Brazil. Domestic...

Michigan Convent Deaths

At a convent in Michigan, 13 Felician sisters whose ages ranged from 69 to 99, passed away from the coronavirus in the span of six weeks....

Home Learning in Africa

More children, between the ages of 6 and 14 in sub saharan Africa are out of school than any other region in the world because of the...

Child care vs. Jobs?

Children in many states will be unable to return to school this fall after spending months at home. This poses a unique challenge for...

Churches and COVID-19

Over 650 new coronavirus cases have been linked to churches and religious events across the U.S., with a majority of them emerging in the...

Working Mothers in Lockdown

Around the world, lockdown measures and school closures have put significant pressure on families. With children staying at home and...

Brazil Indigenous Leaders

Indigenous leaders in Brazil claim that the government is failing to protect their communities as the country’s COVID-19 death toll...

COVID-19 and Music Industry

The music industry was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, the lack of live performances was an immense loss....

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Thank you for your interest in the social impact of COVID-19. For more information, including making contributions, feel free to get in touch and we will get back to you soon!

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This site was created by Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, a social epidemiologist at the Brown University School of Public Health. It brings together colleagues from sociology - Antwan Jones (George Washington University), health geography - Imelda Moise (University of Miami) and education - Sarai Coba-Rodriguez (University of Illinois-Chicago) to examine the social impact of COVID-19.

Madeline Noh, a Brown University undergraduate double majoring in public health and anthropology, is the site manager.

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Health inequalities and the social determinants of health are not a footnote to the determinants of health. They are the main issue.

Sir Michael Marmot

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