This journal article by Bambra et al. explores the gender health paradox of COVID-19 through biological, social, economic and public policy explanations.
Digital health equity and COVID-19: The innovation curve cannot reinforce the social gradient of health
This article by Crawford and Serhal argues that the rapid implementation of digital health innovations during COVID-19 has resulted in health inequities, including lack of access and barriers to digital health literacy.
COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among an online sample of sexual and gender minority men and transgender women
This journal article by da Silva et al. presents the findings from a study investigating the prevalence of COVID-19 testing, diagnosis, and vaccine acceptance among sexual and gender minority people in the United States.
This editorial from Shervington and Richardson describes the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 due to racial inequities and socioeconomic disadvantage in the city of New Orleans. The authors use insight gained from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to explore the mental health effects of disasters, contextualizing recommendations to address population mental health during both the immediate crisis response and recovery phases.
This journal article from Peek et al. makes recommendations to address COVID-19 disparities among African Americans based on principles of public health and bioethics.
'Back to better’: Amplifying health equity, and determinants of health perspectives during the COVID-19 pandemic
This article describes the findings of a conversation series with the public health community on the integration of equity in public health responses, and the impacts of COVID-19 on social and health inequities.
Pandemic housing policy: Examining the relationship among eviction, housing instability, health inequity, and COVID-19 transmission
This journal article from Benfer et al. considers how housing displacement exacerbates COVID-19 infection rate and death, including a discussion on eviction, transiency, overcrowding, chronic conditions, and the perpetuation of health inequities among Black and Latinx people, proposing housing stabilization measures as critical components to a comprehensive COVID-19 strategy.
Are we prepared? The development of performance indicators for public health emergency preparedness using a modified Delphi approach
This journal article from Khan et al. presents a set of 67 actionable indicators designed to be used by local/regional public health agencies to assess and guide improvement in public health emergency preparedness.
This commentary article from Ryan and Ayadi outlines the short and long-term health and economic impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls, and proposes actionable recommendations for healthcare, public health, and policy development for a gender-responsive, intersectional approach to pandemic planning.
This commentary article by Silverman et al. explores the ethics of school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes data indicating significant negative long-term effects for students from families who live with inequities.