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SOCIAL IMPACT

 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.

 

Pandemic Depression

New studies have indicated that approximately 1 in 4 Americans have experienced feelings of depression, primarily thought to be...

Senegal COVID Success

Senegal has seen significant and great success in dealing with the pandemic, able to administer tests which return results in 24 hours,...

Food Insecurity in America

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

Pandemic Effects on Sleep

The pandemic has seen a rise in sleep problems; both for individuals with already existing problems, but also newly developed problems....

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...

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...

Longer Work Days

Research has indicated that during the pandemic, the average length of a work day seems to have increased by approximately 48.5 minutes....

Class From A Loudspeaker

In a farming village in India, a class of young schoolchildren, seated outside in a wooden shed, followed along on a classroom lesson by...

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...

Racial Inequalities In Brazil

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

 

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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.

 

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