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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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China and Vaccine Race

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

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...

Churches and COVID-19

Over 650 new coronavirus cases have been linked to churches and religious events across the U.S., with a majority of them emerging in the...

Universities and ICE Ruling

In the same week that many universities announced they would be moving instruction online, the federal government placed visa...

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...

Evictions Through Zoom Calls

Amid the pandemic, renters are often protected from eviction; but the rules are complicated and vary widely across the country. In some...

Working Mothers in Lockdown

Around the world, lockdown measures and school closures have put significant pressure on families. With children staying at home and...

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...

Coronavirus Misinformation

The WHO has described the COVID-19 pandemic as a “massive info-demic.” As fear, news consumption, and the number of unanswered questions...

Brazil Indigenous Leaders

Indigenous leaders in Brazil claim that the government is failing to protect their communities as the country’s COVID-19 death toll...

Teen Essential Workers

Some teenagers have seen themselves become essential workers during the pandemic, serving as their family breadwinner. Some teens in...

Restaurants During Pandemic

In the midst of restaurants re-opening and drawing customers back in, restaurants have taken creative measures to allow customers in...

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...

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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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