Sociocultural

COVID-19 in 2021: Hope is Rising

More than 3,000. More than 12,000. More than 700,000. More than 4.55 million. These numbers have been growing like an eternally ticking clock except instead of marking the passage of time, they mark each life that was lost to COVID-19 in St. Louis, in Missouri, in the United States and worldwide. The virus does not discriminate,…

The Disproportionate Impacts of COVID-19 on Black and African American Communities in St. Louis

The “Delmar Divide,” a recognizable term for many of us, refers to “Delmar Boulevard as a socioeconomic and racial dividing line in St. Louis, Missouri” [10]. Crossing from north of Delmar Boulevard to the south reveals significant socioeconomic and racial segregations where the population goes from over 98% African American to over 70% white, the median income increases by…

COVID-19: One Year Later, A Brief Reflection

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic over a year ago on March 11, 2020 [5]. On the same day, Washington University in St. Louis also announced their Spring Break extension until March 23, 2020, when online instructions would then start [4]. What was initially thought to be over in two weeks has now…

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