Can a Virus Turn Us Against Each Other?
Spikes in hostility toward groups during a pandemic are not new. But why, and what can we do about it?
Throughout the past year, it became clear that while the entire world has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, not all communities have experienced the same effects or physical and economic consequences. Why is the virus more prevalent in some communities than others? How have long-standing health and social inequities made it harder for minority communities to manage endemic diseases and pandemic outbreaks? Why are some communities blamed for viral outbreaks? The resources below may give a better understanding of different perspectives on the virus and its impacts on our culture and communities.