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Conversations on COVID-19: Impacts on Communities of Color
While much is still unknown about COVID-19, according to data from the CDC, we do know that certain populations—African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, and the elderly, to name a few—are bearing the brunt of infections and deaths.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have a long history of gathering leading experts to share the latest research and information on health equity. A new National Academies resource, Conversations on COVID-19: Impacts on Communities of Color, includes conversations with experts on a variety of topics related to minority health and COVID-19, as well as information and resources from the National Academies on issues related to health equity.
Learn more about the impact of health disparities on COVID-19 outcomes by visiting nationalacademies.org/covid-19-minority-impacts.
The Coronavirus Crisis:
Everything you need to know about the global outbreak
The Washington Post - Coronavirus
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New York Times: The Coronavirus Outbreak
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BBC News: Coronavirus pandemic
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COVID-19 health equity resources
From the American Medical Association.
"Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the AMA is carefully compiling critical health equity resources from across the web to shine a light on the structural issues that contribute to and could exacerbate already existing inequities."
World Health Organization
"Our primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system."
"Our main areas of work are health systems; health through the life-course; noncommunicable and communicable diseases; preparedness, surveillance and response; and corporate services."
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same."
"CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise."
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: Coronavirus Resource Center
"Johns Hopkins experts in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness have been at the forefront of the international response to COVID-19."
"This website is a resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives."
Black Feminists on COVID-19
Curating the experience of Black America in the age of pandemic
From the Harvard Gazette
"To document the effects of COVID-19 on African Americans, colleagues and friends Tracie Jones (left) and Sarah DeMott, joined forces to create an open-source library guide that aims to serve both as a repository of material and a platform to start a civic dialogue."
Black American Experiences during the Covid-19 Pandemic
CORONA VIRUS-INNOVATIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE
"Learning quickly across the system to mitigate the impacts of Corona Virus (Covid19). We are inspired by the many ways people are adapting and creatively dealing with this great challenge."
"Our goal is to scan emerging innovative trends across the globe."
COVID Black: A Taskforce on Black Health and Data
"COVID Black - is a Black Digital Humanities (Black DH) collective and an early response taskforce on Black health and data that organizes resources and actions that are designed to combat health disparities within Black diasporic communities. Utilizing the critical and justice-oriented frameworks of Black Studies, Black Digital Humanities, and Public Health, we seek to collectively build awareness and outreach around the role that intersectionality and ethics play in issues of information, science, technology, and medicine. As a Black DH collective, COVID Black foregrounds an understanding of race as a technology in order to reflect Black epistemologies and highlight the role that systemic racism plays in the politics of platforms, publics, and policies. Specifically, we focus on the ways in which digital tools and technology can be used to not only collect data, but to facilitate collaboration, creation, and community through the collection of information and discourse which highlights the lived experiences of Black people during and beyond the COVID-19 outbreak."