A forecasted failure: Intersectionality, COVID-19, and the perfect storm

  title={A forecasted failure: Intersectionality, COVID-19, and the perfect storm},
  author={K. Theidon},
  journal={Journal of Human Rights},
  pages={528 - 536}
  • K. Theidon
  • Published 2020
  • History
  • Journal of Human Rights
Abstract This article is one chronicle of a pandemic foretold. The consequences of COVID-19 in the United States were not inevitable, and my goal is to trace the humanly and inhumanely authored trajectory this pandemic has taken. Who could be surprised that the burden of morbidity and mortality would follow the color/class/poverty/gender lines that riddle this society? I begin by considering history — specifically the 1918 flu epidemic — and what public health messages from that pandemic reveal… Expand


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