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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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Food Insecurity in America

The pandemic has served to highlight already existing vast disparities in food security and access across the United States. Sparse...

Closed Public Bathrooms

The closing of public bathrooms across the country has posed challenges for workers who are often mobile, such as taxi drivers and...

Tuberculosis Threat

Tuberculosis kills approximately 1.5 million individuals yearly. During the coronavirus pandemic, the threat and danger of tuberculosis...

College Grads and Job Market

Recent college graduates find themselves scrambling for job opportunities in the context of a severely depleted terrain for both jobs and...

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...

Rural Sierra Communities

Rugged Roots Farms is a part of the Lost Sierra Project, a nonprofit organization that seeks to address food justice and food security in...

Second Stimulus Check

The Senate will be in session for three work weeks at the end of July and the beginning of August, meaning that there are 15 working days...

Pandemic and Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, still recovering from natural disasters in the past, struggles immensely in the wake of the pandemic. With so many citizens...

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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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