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Goodreau and Halloran Lend Their Expertise in the News on Coronavirus and Social Dynamics

Posted: 3/17/2020 (CSDE in the News and CSDE Research)

CSDE Affiliate and Director of CSDE’s Development Core Steve Goodreau reflected in a recent Crosscut article on the lessons learned from earlier plagues and infectious disease outbreaks. In this Crosscut article, Goodreau makes connections between current stigmas associated with having an Asian identity to similar identity stigmas in past outbreaks. For example, during the initial AIDS epidemic, there were stigmas against gay men and Haitians. Affiliate Elizabeth Halloran was also quoted in yesterday’s New York Times about the crucial need for nation-wide testing. In the article, Halloran states how “it’s important to develop inexpensive tests so people can get tested whenever they need to be.”