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Title Ohio under COVID : lessons from America's heartland in crisis / edited by Katherine Sorrels, Vanessa Carbonell, Danielle Bessett, Lora Arduser, Edward V. Wallace, and Michelle L. McGowan.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2023.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 327 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In early March of 2020, Americans watched with uncertain terror as the novel coronavirus pandemic unfolded. One week later, Ohio announced its first confirmed cases. Just one year later, the state had over a million cases and 18,000 Ohioans had died. What happened in that first pandemic year is not only a story of a public health disaster, but also a story of social disparities and moral dilemmas, of lives and livelihoods turned upside down, and of institutions and safety nets stretched to their limits. Ohio under COVID tells the human story of COVID in Ohio, America's bellwether state. Scholars and practitioners examine the pandemic response from multiple angles, and contributors from numerous walks of life offer moving first-person reflections. Two themes emerge again and again: how the pandemic revealed a deep tension between individual autonomy and the collective good, and how it exacerbated social inequalities in a state divided along social, economic, and political lines. Chapters address topics such as mask mandates, ableism, prisons, food insecurity, access to reproductive health care, and the need for more Black doctors. The book concludes with an interview with Dr. Amy Acton, the state's top public health official at the time COVID hit Ohio. Ohio under COVID captures the devastating impact of the pandemic, both in the public discord it has unearthed and in the unfair burdens it has placed on the groups least equipped to bear them.
Funding This book is freely available in an open access edition thanks to TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem)--a collaboration of the Association of American Universities, the Association of University Presses, and the Association of Research Libraries--and the generous support of the University of Cincinnati.
Note This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial-NoDerivatives
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Subject COVID-19 (Disease) -- Ohio.
COVID-19 (Disease) -- Social aspects -- Ohio.
COVID-19 (Disease) -- Political aspects -- Ohio.
COVID-19 (Disease) -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Ohio.
COVID-19 (Disease) (OCoLC)fst01984643
COVID-19 (Disease) -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst02021838
COVID-19 (Disease) -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01984649
Ohio. (OCoLC)fst01205075
Added Author Sorrels, Katherine, editor
Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan), publisher.
ISBN 9780472903061 (open access electronic book)
0472903063 (open access electronic book)
Standard No. 10.3998/mpub.12396322 doi
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