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Present day partisanship and the legacy of structural inequality has helped fuel the spread of COVID-19 in Native nations

Foxworth, Raymond, Evans, Laura E., Sanchez, Gabriel R. and Ellenwood, Cheryl (2021) Present day partisanship and the legacy of structural inequality has helped fuel the spread of COVID-19 in Native nations. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (07 Jul 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on Native nations in the US with COVID-19 rates 350 percent higher among Native Americans compared to whites. In new research Raymond Foxworth, Laura E. Evans, Gabriel R. Sanchez, Cheryl Ellenwood, and Carmela M. Roybal contextualize the history of colonization and policy neglect by federal and state governments to explain the unequal impact of the pandemic. They find that this disparity is related to a lack of basic infrastructure like safe running water, a shortage of health information available in Native languages, and the high rate of non-tribal members visiting tribal lands during the pandemic. State-level partisanship also plays an important role; Republican dominated states were less likely to implement pandemic mitigation policies such as mask mandates, which in turn has put Native American lives in danger.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2021 13:24
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111780

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