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Racial disparities in COVID-19 vaccinations demonstrate a biosocial impact

Racial disparities in COVID-19 vaccinations demonstrate a biosocial impact

Soham GovandeFebruary 16, 20211 min read

Eleven months: after the first SARS-CoV-2 case in December 2019, pharmaceutical research and development produced an effective vaccine in November 2020. The speed of this timeline is unmatched in human…

How self-produced medicines have increased tribal agency and reduced health disparities in Thailand

How self-produced medicines have increased tribal agency and reduced health disparities in Thailand

Soham GovandeDecember 28, 20201 min read

Modern healthcare is fraught with inequality. The U.S. private system suffers from exorbitant treatment costs, turns a blind eye to chronic conditions, and reflects disparities by ethnicity and socioeconomic status—all…

The public health crisis on the Thailand-Myanmar border: Struggles of the Karen tribal peoples

The public health crisis on the Thailand-Myanmar border: Struggles of the Karen tribal peoples

Soham GovandeDecember 26, 20201 min read

“Anada1 was abandoned in the toilet pan at birth. Neighbors discovered her some hours later, and we took her to the hospital. The high level of infection caused cataracts and…

Investigating COVID-19 health disparities in Indigenous communities [Podcast]

Investigating COVID-19 health disparities in Indigenous communities [Podcast]

Soham GovandeNovember 16, 20201 min read

Author’s note: At Anthro Analyst, we often analyze societal issues about public health from an anthropological perspective. In doing so, we try to provide unique insight into global public health…

Having conversations about health: Public health disparities on the Pine Ridge Native reservation

Having conversations about health: Public health disparities on the Pine Ridge Native reservation

Soham GovandeNovember 7, 20201 min read

Indigenous communities have suffered for centuries at the hands of colonialism, and their isolation on reservations has affected their health and well-being in a myriad of ways. In this post,…