Dr. Steven Thrasher on the Viral Underclass

Apr 18, 2023 · 1985 views

Fausto Fernós and Marc Felion with Dr. Steven Thrasher. Photo: Fausto Fernós.

Even though Covid-19, Monkeypox and HIV/AIDS are three very different kinds of viral infections, they all impact some people more than others.

When fighting a pandemic, we like to think that we are all in this together, but the folks who face racism, homophobia/transphobia, poverty and homelessness are more at risk than anyone else.

Today professor Dr Steven Thrasher joins us to look at why it’s critical to address systemic inequality, racism and bigotry when fighting off any pandemic.

In his new book “The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide,” Dr Steven examines why certain populations are more at risk from viruses like HIV, Monkeypox and COVID-19.


How do we talk about marginalized people and disease without stigmatizing folks?

How the “Don’t Say Gay” laws are killing us all.

Counteracting the cynical viewpoint that both political parties are the same when trying to bring about change.

Dr. Steven W. Thrasher,
The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide

Get it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ofUEFA

Episode #3075

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