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Impacts to the Deep South


Research Agenda:

This Working Group will address issues facing the Deep South (LA, MS, AL, and GA), where existing inequalities and prior disasters may exacerbate the toll of COVID-19. Researchers will focus on issues including health outcomes and disparities; healthcare availability and workforce retention; and economic vulnerability to COVID-19 based on reliance upon affected industries (e.g., agrifood systems, oil/gas, and tourism).

Research Outputs

Health Risks for COVID-19 in Mississippi Counties
Broadband Subscriptions Vary in Mississippi: Implications for the COVID-19 Era
Spatial Variation in Socio-ecological Vulnerability to COVID-19 in the Contiguous United States

Working Group Lead

Vanessa Parks, University of Mississippi

Working Group Members

Ronald Cossman, Mississippi State University
Jamiko Deleveaux, University of Mississippi
John J. Green , University of Mississippi
Rajeev Ramchand, Bob Woodruff Foundation
Brian Snyder, Louisiana State University

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