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Earlier this week in a piece for The New York Times, Max Fisher and Emma Bubola highlighted the ways “inequality itself may be acting as a multiplier on the coronavirus’s spread and deadliness.” They identify low socioeconomic status as a third major risk factor that will make the coronavirus deadlier for those exposed to it, in addition to old age and preexisting conditions, and they identify low socioeconomic status as a factor that will make it difficult, if not impossible, for some people to risk exposure to it. Certainly, the current pandemic has brought into stark relief the degree to…

Janet Badia

Janet Badia is professor & director of women’s studies at Purdue University Fort Wayne in Indiana.

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