COVID-19: Impact on Environmental Justice

-COVID-19 is like a heat-seeking missile that targets the most vulnerable. The bull’s-eye is environmental justice communities, which are the poorest, the most polluted, and the sickest when it comes to comorbidities. A Roundtable Discussion on this subject is in the current issue of the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Justice. Click here to read the article now.

COVID-19 is a civil rights issue, observes Moderator and Editor-in-Chief Sacoby Wilson, PhD, University of Maryland-College Park. The participants discuss the impact of COVID-19 in the context of issues such as inequality in access to jobs, food, housing, and healthcare, and equity implications in the context of climate change.

“COVID-19 has made many of these issues, like social determinants of health and structural racism, front-page news for America, in human terms, for the first time. I think we have to seize this moment,” says Roundtable participant, Stephen Thomas, PhD, Maryland Center for Health Equity.

About the Journal

Environmental Justice, is an authoritative peer-reviewed journal published bimonthly online with Open Access and in print options. The Journal encompasses study and debate on a broad range of environmental justice topics at the local, national, and global level. The Journal features studies that demonstrate the adverse effects that disparities in burden of hazards, environmental exposures, access to economic and ecologic resources, planning, and enforcement of regulations have on the health, safety, and welfare of communities of color, low-wealth populations, immigrants, indigenous peoples, and other groups fighting for environmental justice. A complete table of contents and a sample issue may be viewed on the Environmental Justice website.

About the Publisher

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science, medicine, biomedical research, and law. A complete list of the firm’s 90 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publisher’s website.

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