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The Coronavirus Crisis and the Consequences of COVID-19 Pan-Syndemic on Racial Health Inequalities and on Migrants

Fabio Perocco    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia     ORCID iD

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After examining the ecological-social origins of the novel Coronavirus and the features of Coronavirus crisis, the text analyses at the global level the COVID-19 related racial health inequalities and the impact of the pandemic on the health and working conditions of immigrant workers, asylum seekers, migrants. The text highlights a syndemic situation affecting them, which exacerbated and transformed inequalities that already existed, generating new ones, intertwining the old and the new.

keywords: Novel Coronavirus. Ecological rift. Inequalities. Health disparities. Syndemics. Racial inequalities. Migration. Asylum seekers. Immigrant workers.

Language: en

Submitted: Jan. 14, 2021   Accepted: Feb. 10, 2021   Published: Oct. 27, 2021  
permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-532-2/010

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