Episode 2: The Myth of Black Immunity In The Divided City, A discussion with Dr. Ezelle Sanford III & Chelsey Carter

Liz Wolfson speaks with Dr. Ezelle Sanford III, a medical historian and post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, and Chelsey Carter, a medical anthropologist and PhD/MPH candidate at Washington University in St. Louis, about the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. Topics discussed include: how Sanford and Carter are thinking about historical precedents for COVID-19, such as the 1918 “Spanish Flu” pandemic and the ongoing HIV/AIDS pandemic; their recent co-authored¬†article addressing the role of race, class and other social identities in responses to COVID-19, with particular focus on the St. Louis region; and what, as social scientists and historians, they’re paying attention in the media coverage of the virus.

Find Chelsey at: @AudreTaughtMe2 (Twitter)
Find Ezelle at: @ezellesandford3 (Twitter) and ezellesanford.com

Link to their co-authored article, “The myth of black immunity,” in the STL American:¬†http://www.stlamerican.com/news/columnists/guest_columnists/the-myth-of-black-immunity/article_856a576c-7f86-11ea-b39e-cb879ea778bb.html

 

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