Publication Date

7-29-2020

Document Type

Article

Department

Public Health and Recreation

Disciplines

Public Health | Race and Ethnicity

Publication Title

Cities & Health

Abstract

Preliminary evidence indicates that the experience of the novel coronavirus is not shared equally across geographic areas. Findings in the United States suggest that the burden of COVID-19 morbidity and mortality may be hardest felt in disadvantaged and racially segregated places. Deprived neighbourhoods are disproportionately populated by people of colour, the same populations that are becoming sicker and dying more often from COVID-19. This commentary examines how structurally vulnerable neighbourhoods contribute to racial/ethnic inequities in SARS-COV-2 exposure and COVID-19 morbidity and mortality and considers opportunities to intervene through place-based initiatives and the implementation of a Health in All Policies strategy.

Keywords

Neighbourhoods, racial/ethnic health inequities, COVID-19

Comments

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