Viruses don’t treat everyone equally (because society doesn’t)

With the Covid pandemic, one thing became clear: health outcomes are linked to socioeconomic status. Stephen W. Thrasher is Daniel H. Renberg chair at Northwestern University’s Medill School, a faculty member of Northwestern’s Institute of Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing and a columnist for Scientific American. He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss why survival rates and public health resources reach some but not others. His book is called “The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide.”