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Flower Mound High SchoolClass of 2024FlowerMound, TX
- "Covid19 - dissproportionately affects the refugee population" with mentor Mina (Working project)
Covid19 - dissproportionately affects the refugee population
Started Jan. 27, 2022
Abstract or project description
From late 2019, COVID-19 has sent the world into a severe health crisis, killing millions in the process. COVID-19 is a disease caused by the virus by the name of SARS-CoV-2, a highly contagious virus that spreads through droplets transmitted from an infected person’s mouth. Over the span of roughly three years, action has been taken to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 through vaccines, social distancing, and masks. During the pandemic, however, many refugees have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 due to a myriad of issues including socio-economic discrimination in the American health care system, touch on other issues. Possible Focus Question: Why have refugees been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19? What are the differences in outcomes in refugees who have COVID-19 compared to the general population (ie non-refugees)? What can be done to change this?