Edition 26 - COVID I

Edition 26, COVID-19, I

Edition 26 marks the Journal’s first edition addressing COVID-19. In the U.S., over 600,000 people have died of COVID-19 since March 2020 – more than other event in the country’s history, after the Civil War (1861-1865) and the 1918 Flu Pandemic. The articles contained in this edition shed light on the complex social determinants that have driven the disparate distribution of COVID in medically-underserved communities in the U.S. and globally – including racial and ethnic minorities, rural communities, the elderly, homeless and unstably housed persons, and incarcerated populations.


The Editorial Board of the HPHR Journal remains committed to promoting discourse around these issues as we continue to respond to the challenges both created and exacerbated by COVID-19.


~ Catherine Tsasis, Associate Editor, HPHR

Psychological Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Frontline Health Workers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries By Davy Deng and John A Naslund Share

Misinformation, Health Equity, News Media: Application of Critical Race Theory (CRT) to Examine News Media’s Role in Normalizing Religious Bigotry By Ans

COVID-19 Is a Great Opportunity for Black Women to Reconsider Hospital Birth By Rebecca Elliott Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter

How Being a Prisoner and Patient Is Fit for Tragedy in the U.S. By Patricia Fuentes Share on facebook Facebook Share on

Communication as a Tool for Addressing Racial Disparity: Reflections from the COVID ICU By Spenser Staub Share on facebook Facebook Share on

Pandemic of Racism: Public Health Implications of Political Misinformation By Ans Irfan, Ashley Bieniek-Tobasco, and Cynthia Golembeski Share on facebook Facebook Share

The Effect of Delays in Acute Medical Treatment on Total Cost and Potential Ramifications Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic By Lamiah Anne

Political Affiliation and Human Mobility Under Stay-at-Home Orders: A Difference-in-Difference Analysis with County and Time Fixed Effects By Siona Prasad and Yulin

People are currently living in a world of uncertainty. Within a matter of weeks, the life that everyone knew has been taken from them.

South Korea has been praised for their efforts to contain COVID-19 as their daily tally of new cases remains lower than 30 cases throughout mid-April and May 2020.

The unprecedented strain that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put on our hospital system has led to irreversible environmental consequences related to municipal waste management