COVID-19: Oppressions Laid Bare
This chapter serves as a synthesis of the entire book by reiterating key concepts and topics covered throughout the book. It also looks at future directions in the study of health and oppression in Canada and beyond and explores how covid-19 has caused systemic oppressions to be exposed like never before.
Elizabeth McGibbon is a professor in the Faculty of Science at St. Francis Xavier University. Her publications describe how public policy created oppression deepens disadvantage and heightens privilege to create and sustain intergenerational health damage. An invited author in eight multiple edition books about critical applications in health, she authored (with Josephine Etowa) the first Canadian book to tackle health care racism: Anti-Racist Health Care Practice.