COVID-19: All Coverage
UNC sociologist Alexandrea Ravenelle is interviewing 200 precarious workers — gig platform workers, creative freelancers, and essential low-wage workers in drugstores and grocery stores — to uncover how the pandemic is impacting their lives now and, ultimately, in the long term.
In a recent study, UNC epidemiologist Nabarun Dasgupta analyzed location data from 65 million mobile devices to understand the public health impact of social distancing at a county level across the United States.
Recent data shows that minorities are more at risk for contracting COVID-19 and experiencing poor health outcomes. To understand this, Kia Caldwell — a professor in the Department of African, African American, and Diaspora studies — explores how racial disparities, social determinants of health, and health policy determine pandemic outcomes.
From mid-February to early April, as U.S. jobs and schooling moved online, daily internet usage per household increased by 31 percent. UNC economics professor Jonathan Williams studies how providers have handled this flux and how different demographics have adapted to these education and work transitions.