The Societal Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic and a Look Ahead to What’s Next
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The coronavirus pandemic has changed all of us in ways that may not be obvious until years from now. Marginalized populations, specifically communities of color and those economically disadvantaged, felt the brunt of this pandemic. Early on, it became clear that many Black and brown communities were more likely to contract and die from the coronavirus compared to other groups. Food shortages led to increased food insecurity especially among people of color and those economically disadvantaged. Anti-Asian sentiment reached crisis levels, with many in this community reporting physical attacks, largely due to the public rhetoric at that time. Dr. Dougan discusses her research on the experience of marginalized populations as a result of the pandemic, and highlights some bright spots on the horizon with respect to reducing health disparities.
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COVID-19, Pandemics, Racial disparities, Disease transmission, Discrimination, Food access, Vaccination rates
Demography, Population, and Ecology | Medicine and Health | Public Health
Dougan, Marcelle, "The Societal Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic and a Look Ahead to What’s Next" (2023). University Scholar Series. 54.