Life after COVID-19: What does it really mean to build back better?
- September 29, 2021
- 2:30 PM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT
- Anthony Bakerdjian, Anthony.email@example.com
Hosted by: Faculty of Community Services
As COVID-19 vaccination campaigns reach more people and active caseloads decrease, discussions increasingly turn to life after the pandemic. Vaccines may be dealing with the disease in our bodies, but what about the other impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic?
The COVID-19 pandemic challenged and dramatically altered nearly every facet of daily life. The critical importance of care for mental and physical health, access to childcare and education, and safety at home and at work was underscored by an urgency and demand at unprecedented levels. At the same time, we witnessed a widening gap between populations’ access to these things, leaving marginalized and vulnerable groups most disproportionately impacted. If we are to emerge from this pandemic with stronger and more resilient communities, we must confront these disparities head on with equity to ensure recovery for the whole of our community.
The Faculty of Community Services presents an interdisciplinary panel of experts from our community who will look at the social fallout of the pandemic — and what it will take to “build back better.”