COVID-19: Its Effect on Specific Groups

This course provides you with several review articles that describe the impact of COVID-19 on specific communities and groups: households, African-American communities, Indigenous Peoples and communities, and men. It describes why crowded indoor environments with sustained close contact, such as households, are a particularly high-risk setting. It outlines why African Americans, compared with all other racial/ethnic groups, are more likely to contract COVID-19, be hospitalized for it, and die of the disease. It suggests strategies to promote emergency preparedness during the pandemic among African American churches and discusses why the pandemic has disproportionally affected Indigenous Peoples. Finally, it notes that more men than women are dying of coronavirus disease worldwide, and attempts to understand why. 

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Editors: Judy Johnstone and Lauren Robertson

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  • 7.00 Contact hours


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