The COVID-19 pandemic is attacking society at the core. This virus is killing not only people but also spreading human suffering and overturning people's lives, and triggering a societal crisis. The outbreak is affecting all fragments of the population. It is not just the immediate impact; the farreaching consequences of social implications are becoming a cause of great concern. The reason is the impacts of the COVID-19 virus seem to be exhibited disproportionately by people that are poor, older, have disabilities, and have some chronic health conditions such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Why is that so? Is it because poverty, housing, access to healthcare, and all social determinants of health, contributes to the spread of viral diseases and negatively impact individuals and families already struggling? Perhaps, it is time to evaluate how we can incorporate social determinants in the healthcare equation. To be able to do that necessitates us to stand on a single platform through a book. This book is an attempt at highlighting the major consequences of the pandemic on society. The objective is to bring together specialists from different disciplines to set up a platform for scholars to share their views, discuss relevant issues, and promote policy-oriented researches. All types of contributions are considered, ranging from real-life case studies to best practices, conceptual papers, empirical studies, literature reviews, and the like. We have included articles researching how the pandemic impacts and will impact the society in the short-, medium- and long-run, within or across countries, articles on psychological impacts, as well as articles examining the socioeconomic effect.
Usha Rana is a profound academician in sociology with a specialization in community health, sexual studies, and marginalized studies. She has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience. Professor Rana is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Work at the Dr. Harisingh Gour Central University (A Government Central University), Sagar, India. She completed her education in Sociology from Jiwaji University, Gwalior India. She published more than 30 articles in reputed National and International peer-reviewed Journals/Conferences, including SSCI/Scopus, indexed Journals published by Inderscience, Springer, Elsevier, and Cambridge, respectively. She has edited one book to be published by USA based publishing house. Besides, she serves as a Reviewer for many reputed Journals indexed in SSCI/Scopus. She has been delivered lectures as a Speaker in various national and international workshops. Professor Rana is an active member of the International Sociological Association, Indian Sociological Society, and Women's Indian Association, etc.
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