Coronavirus Conversations: Coronavirus and The Wealth Gap: Pandemics and Poverty

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Virtual Meeting


(Wednesday) 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm(GMT+00:00) View in my time

Event Details

Wednesday May 6, 2020 12:30 PM (EDT), Zoom


This event is being co-sponsored by the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy.

Communities of color, immigrant communities, and low-income communities often feel the negative effects of societal crises’ more acutely than the rest of society and Coronavirus has been no exception. Many low-income people in the United States do not have the ability to stay at home and many work in positions that may make it difficult or impossible to social distance. Additionally, lack of access to healthcare before the pandemic makes it more likely that these communities have comorbidities that put them at greater risk for infection and serious complications.

Join Duke Science & Society and our panel of experts to discuss what is being done to help underserved communities, what policy decisions have led to this problem, and what choices we need to make after the pandemic to protect the most at-risk populations.

Read The Kaiser Family Foundation white paper on the subject: Higher COVID-19 Incidence in Minority Communities 

Panelists :

Dr. Anna Gassman-Pines, Associate Professor, Sanford School for Public Policy

David Anderson, Research Associate, Margolis Center For Health Policy


Thomas Wilson Williams, J.D., Lecturing Fellow, Duke Science & Society

Co-Sponsored by The Sanford School of Public Policy


This virtual event series is open to the public. Press covering the coronavirus outbreak are welcome to attend. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

Coronavirus Conversations: A new, virtual event series from Duke Science & Society


As we practice social distancing, engage in online learning, and work remotely we are burdened with questions about how this pandemic is affecting our lives, the lives of those we love, and the society we are a part of. Over the course of this event series faculty and staff from Duke Science and Society will join academics, lawmakers, students, researchers, doctors, and others to shed some light on the events happening around us and what life will start to look like moving forward.

We will have moderated, casual lunch-time discussions with brief Q&A held via Zoom chat.

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