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Exacerbating Inequalities: Social Networks, Racial/Ethnic Disparities, and the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States

Gauthier, G. R., Smith, J. A., Garcia, C., Garcia, M. A., Thomas, P. A.

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Policy Change/ Development
Education Access and Quality
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Outside U.S.

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This paper uses literature and past natural disasters to illustrate how social media networks affect disparity gaps for older adults during pandemics. The study shows racial/ethnic disparities existing both prior to and because of the pandemic, resulting in information disruption for older adults unable to access information.

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Reduction of Health Disparities

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Adults Aged 65 and Older

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