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    Geographies of the COVID-19 pandemic

    Rose-Redwood, Reuben and Kitchin, Rob and Apostolopoulou, Elia and Rickards, Lauren and Blackman, Tyler and Crampton, Jeremy and Rossi, Ugo and Buckley, Michelle (2020) Geographies of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dialogues in Human Geography, 10 (2). pp. 97-106. ISSN 2043-8206

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    The spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has resulted in the most devastating global public health crisis in over a century. At present, over 10 million people from around the world have contracted the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), leading to more than 500,000 deaths globally. The global health crisis unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic has been compounded by political, economic, and social crises that have exacerbated existing inequalities and disproportionately affected the most vulnerable segments of society. The global pandemic has had profoundly geographical consequences, and as the current crisis continues to unfold, there is a pressing need for geographers and other scholars to critically examine its fallout. This introductory article provides an overview of the current special issue on the geographies of the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes 42 commentaries written by contributors from across the globe. Collectively, the contributions in this special issue highlight the diverse theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches, and thematic foci that geographical scholarship can offer to better understand the uneven geographies of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License ( which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages ( Cite as: Rose-Redwood R, Kitchin R, Apostolopoulou E, et al. Geographies of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dialogues in Human Geography. 2020;10(2):97-106. doi:10.1177/2043820620936050
    Keywords: coronavirus; COVID-19; crisis; disease; inequality; pandemic; public health; SARS-CoV-2;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Item ID: 14636
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    Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
    Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2021 20:04
    Journal or Publication Title: Dialogues in Human Geography
    Publisher: Sage Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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