Impact of Coronavirus on certain populations

The impact of Coronavirus

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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Colleges Adapt Plans To Resume Classes Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

With coronavirus cases hovering at near-record highs, a growing number of Ohio colleges and universities are rethinking on-campus plans for the fall.

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Black workers hit hard by COVID-19 economy

Black workers account for a growing share of new jobless claims across the Dayton region and state, which some researchers and groups say is a concerning sign that the ongoing economic fallout from the coronavirus increasingly is hurting minority communities.

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Student sues Kent State over spring refund

The complaint alleges the university violated its contract with students by not reimbursing them for tuition and mandatory fees despite canceling face-to-face classes.

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Columbus State offers scholarships to adults impacted by COVID-19

Columbus State has retooled a scholarship program directed toward adults who have had their income affected by a number of COVID related events as the job market continues to be impacted.

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CCAD reverses course on in-person semester after Covid-19 cases rise

Columbus College of Art and Design is the latest educational institution to backtrack on previously announced plans to resume in-person classes this fall.

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Enrollment in community college up as classes move online

College students are making last-minute changes and decisions as more universities move to online classes for the fall semester.

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Kent State University shares what happens if there’s a coronavirus case on campus

If a student or staff member at Kent State University tests positive for the coronavirus, those who were in “close contact” with the person will be notified.

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U-M students must have 14 days of 'enhanced social distance' before returning to campus

University of Michigan students must spend 14 days in a semi-quarantine before they come back to campus, school officials said Monday. That includes not going to work or social gatherings.

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