Poteat, Tonia (2021). Navigating the Storm: How to Apply Intersectionality to Public Health in Times of Crisis. American Journal of Public Health, 111(1)
The United States is facing a deadly confluence of health, economic, and racial crises. As of this writing, COVID-19 cases are approaching 9 million and more than 225 000 American lives have been lost to this disease. As a result of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus through stay-at home orders and business closures, more than 40 million Americans have lost their jobs. In the wake of increasingly visible extrajudicial killing of Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement—notably the death of George Floyd after a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes on May 25, 2020—mass protests have erupted in more than 2000 cities across the country. Many of these protests have been met with a militarized response, including tear gas and rubber bullets, injuring protestors, reporters, and bystanders.
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