Social Work News

Implications of Coronavirus (COVID-19) for America's Vulnerable and Marginalized Populations

April 27, 2020

"By this time, nearly all Americans are aware that the country (and the world) is experiencing a pandemic caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). While pandemics are not new to the United States, COVID-19 is emerging as a public health crisis that has the potential to directly or indirectly impact nearly every household in the country. There are worst case projections that between 160 million and 214 million people in the United States could be infected over the course of the epidemic. These same projections suggest that as many as 200,000 people could die. Given possible dire results of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for a full-scale public health mobilization to prevent the spread of the virus is an imperative at a crisis level."

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