Update: I posted a revised version of this lecture, with new facts, here.
For Social Problems, an introductory level sociological course, I gave a lecture that combines an introduction to health disparities and some issues of disparate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s 23 minutes. Some slides and links below.
The first half describes the theory of fundamental causes (as I understand it), and has some basic health disparities examples. Here are some graphs:
Then I apply some of the ideas to what we know about COVID-19 impacts, and likely problem areas. Here is some of that:
The PowerPoint slides, with references in the notes, is up here: https://osf.io/d4ym3/.