Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has greatly impacted the world as we know it. Each country has suffered in their own ways and faced many hardships regarding the pandemic. There have been 134,957,021 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally and 2,918,752 recorded COVID-19 deaths (World Health Organization, n.d.-b). This study will analyze World Bank and World Health Organization data to examine the relationship between inequality and COVID-19 morbidity and mortality globally. The analyzed data includes, the total number of COVID-19 cases, COVID-19 deaths, percentage of total cases per population size, and the Gini coefficient (the measure of income inequality) for each country. This study will present graphs comparing the percentage of COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 deaths per a country’s population in relation to their Gini coefficient, to explore the relationship between inequality and the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in nation-states.
"The Relationship Between Social Inequality and COVID-19 Morbidity and Mortality,"
Proceedings of GREAT Day: Vol. 2021, Article 8.
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