Impact of Coronavirus on certain populations

The impact of Coronavirus on certain populations

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Racial Wealth Gap

The new coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, continues to spread quickly, threatening the health and economy of the United States. Since January, more than 8,300 Americans in 50 states; Washington, D.C.; and three territories have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. And many more cases have undoubtedly not been discovered due to a lack of testing. The outbreak of this deadly respiratory illness is especially worrisome for Black, Latinx, and other vulnerable communities.

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Black Americans Face Alarming Rates of Coronavirus Infection in Some States

Data on race and the coronavirus is too limited to draw sweeping conclusions, experts say, but disparate rates of sickness — and death — have emerged in some places.

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What it's like being undocumented during the novel coronavirus

Just like everyone else, Cleyvi, 24, has had to tell her children that life during the age of the novel coronavirus pandemic just isn't the same.

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Reducing Stigma

Public health emergencies, such as the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), are stressful times for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can lead to social stigma(1) toward people, places, or things.

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Asian Americans Are Blamed By Some For COVID-19 Outbreak

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Russell Jeung, professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, about harassment of Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus: Racial disparities come into focus for Columbus, Franklin County

And, while many people in central Ohio and beyond have adopted face coverings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, masks carry different implications among inner-city youths, particularly young black men.

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What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go From Here

Watch the video from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's COVID-19 and health and equity digital town hall: What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go From Here.

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