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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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Children and Vaccination Needs

NPR reports a drop in pediatric appointments, likely related to the current increase in telemedicine appointments and fears of exposing...

Abortion by Telemedicine

How can abortions be performed at home by telemedicine visits? Abortion through telemedicine is a burgeoning phenomenon, often...

Quarantine in Kenya

Extreme inequities in Nairobi are only more pronounced in the context of the pandemic, when some live in protected, well-equipped...

Women as Essential Workers

About 52% of individuals deemed "essential workers" are women, with fields such as social work and healthcare heavily dominated by women....

Home Birth vs. Hospital Births

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, several expecting mothers have expressed that they would prefer to have a home birth rather than...

Prioritizing Mental Health

Millennials are at more risk of mental health diagnoses, such as major depression. Tess Brigham, a therapist with extensive experience...

Coronavirus and Depression

For individuals already living with mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety disorders, the COVID-19 pandemic presents an...

Medicaid and COVID-19

Concerns have been raised regarding the potential future strains on Medicaid given the large rise in unemployment and the role of the...

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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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