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Bouma: SOC 200 - Sociology of Health

Background Information






This video tracks the growth of COVID-19 (what we're all calling "Coronavirus") as a math lesson on exponentials and logistic curves.






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"They look like simple charts and graphs, but when Lexington resident Stephanie Jolly posted them to social media, the bars and numbers said a lot to a lot of people.

Jolly, who has a degree from UK in biology and nutrition and a masters degree in food science from NYU, plotted the early days of the coronavirus outbreak in Kentucky and Tennessee. Her bar graphs on a timeline showed Kentucky’s rate of growth was significantly flatter than Tennessee’s."

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Community Strengths and Positive Responses





"Berea Community Makes Sure Berea Kids Eat"

Berea College, Grow Appalachia, Berea Community School and others have partnered to make sure all children in the community have food during the Corona virus pandemic.







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Coping with Covid-19


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Health Care







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"Yo-Yo Ma on encouraging 'Songs of Comfort' amid global crisis"

Yo-Yo Ma, one of the world’s most renowned and beloved musicians, is trying to provide comfort in this time of crisis. Ma has been posting videos of himself performing short pieces and encouraging other musicians -- of all levels -- around the world to join him in offering “Songs of Comfort.” Ma joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the project and play Dvorak.


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"Sounds of Solace 2020"

Muse Watson and Javier and Lindsay Clavere invite you to Songs of Solace, a partnership of poignant text and music to provide comfort and hope during these difficult times.




Race and the Corononavirus

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