The following is a project created by Allison Bolt for the Global Pandemics in an Unequal World taught by Prof. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr.
Mothers are terrified. Whether they are expecting their first child or ensuring their grade-school children attend virtual classes, the mothers of the U.S. (and the world) are in crisis mode. Pregnant women are in the high-risk category if they contract the virus. Many mothers face unemployment and are forced to quit their jobs to take care of their children while schools areshut down. While the world discusses vaccines, unemployment, pay cuts, and furloughs, the mothers are bearing the burden of COVID-19. This paper discusses these burdens at length and includes interviews from new mother’s in the United States during the COVID-era.
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