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Double Whammy: Social and Economic Effects of COVID-19 on Young Males in Deprived Communities in Jamaica


The COVID-19 pandemic hit the world with such force that no country
was spared from its adverse impact. In Jamaica, the impact deepened pre-existing
socio-economic inequalities and showed fault lines within government institutions
and realities of people in deprived communities. This article examines the socioeconomic
effects of the pandemic on males, revealing their perpetual state of “double
whammy,” with no latitude to change their circumstances during a global pandemic.

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