The Impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic Exposes the Inequalities and Inequities on Marginalized Communities

Fred Bedell, EdD


This essay speaks to the inequalities and inequities that have had a major impact on the political, economic and social fabric of the world in general and the United States in particular.

These disparities and inequities came to the forefront in the world and our country as a consequence of the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.

The pandemic exposed the inefficiencies in our government and its institutions that were unable to abate the pandemic in a timely manner. These inefficiencies resulted in many citizens becoming ill and tragically it was reported there were over 100,000 deaths and rising at the time of this writing. Minorities were affected more than non-minority communities.

The pandemic also highlighted the nation’s dependence on the work force that keeps the country safe and supplies the food and products that keep the economy going. First responders, health care workers and employees in the food supply chain became essential workers and were branded as heroes,” God bless them”. It is my hope that this essay will share some issues and circumstances that are not normally found in political discourse.

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