Journalism Grants

Funding For:

COVID-19 Collateral Damage

Health Equity / Coronavirus



Grant Period:

Dec 17, 2020 - Jun 30, 2022



Summary of the Project:

For many Americans, the act of avoiding COVID-19 has meant significant sacrifice and negative consequences for their health and income that we're now just beginning to measure. This project supports a six-part series of stories published on on COVID-19 looking at examples of collateral damage heightening disparities, ranging from how the pandemic is straining health care access and services for people in rural America to the psychological toll on health care workers battling the virus in hospitals.

About the Grantee:

Vox explains the news. We live in a world of too much information and too little context. Too much noise and too little insight. And so Vox's journalists candidly shepherd audiences through politics and policy, business and pop culture, food, science, and everything else that matters.

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Author: Victoria Law

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