Disaster research response experts share insights for pandemic

Experts share experiences, consider approaches to the coronavirus pandemic and inequalities in its impact.

At the beginning of the pandemic, many people thought that COVID-19 would be a so-called great equalizer. Because no one was immune to the new coronavirus, everyone could be affected, regardless of race, wealth, or geography. Instead, the pandemic proved to be the great exacerbator, hitting marginalized communities the hardest, according to Marccus Hendricks, Ph.D., from the University of Maryland. Read more about JPB Fellow Marccus Hendricks research.