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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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Women as Essential Workers

About 52% of individuals deemed "essential workers" are women, with fields such as social work and healthcare heavily dominated by women....

Social Networks and Xenophobia

Asian-Americans have been the target of xenophobic attacks on social media networks. Platforms such as Tik Tok, Facebook, and Twitter...

Home Birth vs. Hospital Births

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, several expecting mothers have expressed that they would prefer to have a home birth rather than...

Prioritizing Mental Health

Millennials are at more risk of mental health diagnoses, such as major depression. Tess Brigham, a therapist with extensive experience...

Child Abuse During COVID-19

The last month at Cook Children's Medical Center in Forth Worth, Texas, found itself populated by several notable and shocking instances...

COVID-19 global food industry

The global food industry has been hit hard by the economic impacts of COVID-19. Oversupply of milk, for example, has proven to be a...

COVID-19 and Retirement

For many nearing the age of retirement, retirement prospects are up in the air - in a post-coronavirus economy, retiring earlier or later...

Coronavirus and Dating

In the midst of new forms of socialization imposed by COVID-19, some wonder how these changes influence dating life and social...

Coronavirus and Depression

For individuals already living with mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety disorders, the COVID-19 pandemic presents an...

Mental health and unemployment

A sharp rise in unemployment in the U.S. could be setting the stage for a serious mental health crisis. As of April 3, 2020, The Guardian...

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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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