/ Modified apr 17, 2020 4:34 p.m.

The role of community in supporting vulnerable groups during pandemic

A discussion with University of Arizona anthropologist Megan Carney.

While the coronavirus outbreak’s disruption of significant events and everyday life is undeniable, its effect on certain populations can be more severe depending on these groups’ socioeconomic status or their access to essential services. University of Arizona anthropologist Megan Carney discussed how the community can come together to support one another.

“We are only as safe and healthy as the most vulnerable in our society. Rather than thinking in terms of us versus them, where we’re preoccupied with wondering who belongs and who does not, we have to remember that we are all human. And we all have human needs,” Carney said.

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