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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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Hero Pay and Essential Workers

Many essential workers were granted a small pay raise, sometimes called "hero pay", during the coronavirus pandemic. However, for many,...

Racism Will Persist

The racial tensions and racial injustices committed against African-Americans in recent times have only served as a reminder of the...

COVID-19 and Music Industry

The music industry was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, the lack of live performances was an immense loss....

Translation Challenges

COVID-19 resources and information on the internet only reaches a number of individuals proficient in the more popular and accessible...

All Industries Affected

From food-service jobs, to hospitality, construction and retail, practically every job sector of the economy has been hard hit by 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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