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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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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...

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...

Hidden Immunity?

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

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....

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...

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...

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...

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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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