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  • Madison Lazenby

An Interactive Story-Map: Who Globalization Protects From Coronavirus

The following article is an interactive story-map exploring the effects of Coronavirus on three distinct American communities. As economic globalization links the world together within a network of exchange, it positions certain cities to reap the rewards of unrestricted trade while forcing other areas to the periphery. Central to this research is how the effects of globalization expose certain communities to disease: are wealthy coastal cities actually more vulnerable to COVID, due to their dependence on global trade and travel? Or do the effects of poverty and limited food access cause declining rural communities to suffer the most?

This interactive article is presented in a mapping program. You can view it here. It works best on a desktop.

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