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Socio-economic Burdens and Policy Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Start / End Time: 12:30 PM / 2:00 PM (MDT)

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Socio-economic Burdens and Policy Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Type: Panel
Theme: Geographers Respond to COVID-19
Sponsor Groups: Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, Asian Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/6/2020
Start / End Time: 12:30 PM / 2:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Virtual Track 5
Organizers: Chetan Tiwari, Michael Glass, I-Chun Catherine Chang
Chairs: Chetan Tiwari


Reactive policies to manage the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has had wide-ranging impacts on the social and economic burdens faced by populations worldwide. This panel will discuss the disproportionate impacts on economic and public health outcomes.

This panel will address the following questions:

1) Would you please introduce yourself and provide a brief statement (5 minutes) on your thoughts/efforts on the COVID-19 pandemic?

2) What is the role that geographers can play in contributing to the COVID-19 response efforts?

3) What have been the social and economic burdens of COVID-19? What are your thoughts on future impacts?

4) What are the social justice issues that need to be addressed as governments respond to the COVID-19 outbreak?


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Joseph Oppong University of North Texas 10
Panelist Jung Won Sonn University College London 10
Panelist Eric Carter Macalester College 10
Panelist Michael Emch University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 10
Panelist Michael Widener University of Toronto 10
Panelist Irene Casas Louisiana Tech University 10
Panelist Jessica Finlay University of Michigan 10

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