Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Spring 2021

Department

Biomedical Sciences

First Major Professor

Dr. Mary Heather Greenlee

Degree(s)

Master of Science (MS)

Major(s)

Biomedical Sciences

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has largely affected us as a society, even more so individuals of certain demographic groups. Several factors have been found to contribute to one’s susceptibility for the SARs-CoV-2 virus, including but not limited to age, comorbidities, and occupation. The data also shows that in addition to older individuals, COVID-19 has hit minority communities the hardest, most notably African Americans. The reasons (and solutions) for this are complex and have strong racial and historical components. This paper discusses the intersectionality of African American history with the COVID-19 and other health disparities we see today.

Copyright Owner

Asaolu, Deborah

File Format

PDF

Embargo Period (admin only)

4-21-2021

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