COVID-19 and Inequality in the United States today

Episode 6 - April 24, 2020
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Michelle Smirnova, a sociologist (University of Missouri, Kansas City), joins Merle and Lee to discuss some of the present-day effects of COVID-19 in the US. They cover the differential effects of COVID-19 on disadvantaged populations in the US, the US health system and the administration’s stance towards infectious diseases, and touch upon some of the challenges involved in providing precise statistics.

Our Guest

Michelle Smirnova

Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Michelle Smirnova