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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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Black American Bus Drivers

The pandemic has only served to exacerbate and reveal already existing disparities in health between white and black Americans. Black...

Children and Vaccination Needs

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

Lyft and Laying Off Employees

As of April 29, Lyft is set to lay of 17% of its workforce (982 employees) as a cost-saving measure in the context of severe economic...

Parent and Teacher at Home

How do parents who are also teachers fare in context of remote learning and teaching? The challenges of instructing from the home, while...

Abortion by Telemedicine

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

Colombians Hang Red Flags

Amidst the current pandemic, Colombians have begun to hang red flags from windows and doors as a symbol asking for help. The red flags...

An Oral History of Coronavirus

Frontline healthcare workers such as nurses, and their families, have contributed to crafting oral histories of their experiences during...

Quarantine in Kenya

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

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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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