Semester of Graduation
First Major Professor
Dr. Mary Heather Greenlee
Master of Science (MS)
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.
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Asaolu, Deborah, "African American History In Relation to COVID-19 and Other Health Disparities" (2021). Creative Components. 706.
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