A Poor People’s Pandemic Report: Mapping the Intersections of Poverty, Race and COVID-19

Apr 06, 2022
  • Description

This project aims to explore the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on poor communities in the US by connecting data about COVID-19 deaths at the county level with other demographic characteristics. In doing so, it offers an initial analysis of the deadly community-level consequences of poverty, economic insecurity, and systemic racism. Although data gaps obscure a more detailed analysis of person-level outcomes, combined with other research, these results highlight the characteristics of some of the communities that were most impacted by the pandemic.