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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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Tuberculosis Threat

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

Hidden Immunity?

While coronavirus antibodies are proving to not be as effective as previously thought, a new form of potential immunity comes from the...

COVID Rapid Tests?

Due to the nature of the virus and its ability to spread asymptomatically, reducing testing times has become a top priority. The NIH...

P&G Initiatives for COVID

Just this month, Procter & Gamble has enlisted their advertising expertise and power to launch a “Masks On” campaign. The company hopes...

China and Vaccine Race

The worldwide race for developing a vaccine continues as the scientific community discovers more about the new coronavirus. China is...

Debates About Face Masks

With the politicization and controversy of wearing face masks in the U.S., scientists urge citizens to face the facts of this important...

Visiting A Pool

The CDC has recently informed that it does not appear possible for coronavirus to spread through pools. However, individuals should still...

Immunity Passports - Bad Idea?

The idea of immunity passports seems to be fraught with innumerable criticisms. The idea that an individual's immunological history could...

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...

Tracking COVID-19 policies

Numerous organizations, groups, and academics have taken steps to increase public knowledge and apply public health skills into creating...

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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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