Impacts of the coronavirus on social justice
Although disparities in resource distribution have always run deep across our communities, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and further exacerbated these inequities. Rates of infection are higher in lower income and more populated areas, increasing the contagion risk. The current crisis is a giant wake-up call for communities to bolster stability and well-being for all as a way to more effectively and equitably provide needed services in general, and then better positioned to withstand the next pandemic.
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