COVI19 has become a social problem in the United States and response to COVI19 has also created other social problems. Your job is to investigate the development of COVI19 and identify a social problem responses to the pandemic has created in your community. Such problems include: late response by social institutions, lack of adequate testing supplies for COVI19, run out of economic resources for members of your community, price gouging of emergency supplies by suppliers, social distance problems, misinformation by fictitious websites and self-proclaimed healers on the internet, publicâ€™s lack of education/misinformation/knowledge about COVI19, racist charges against early carriers of COVI19, etc. You must pick only one that you will become an expert in (within the time allotted). Remember that you should surf the web wisely. Make sure you cite at least 5 credible sources (refer back to chapter 1 of you assigned readings or information and warning about sources).
Make sure and visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to start your research ([http://]www.cdc.gov <http://www.cdc.gov/>). Yes, this is a very credible source! You must familiarize yourself with the virus before you begin and make sure and cite the website correctly (using APA format â€“ that is the format sociologist use).
Outline of paper:
Introduction (1 â€“ 2 paragraphs): introduce COVI19. Explain what it is, how it surfaced, where it was first identified in the US and when it became a problem in your community (when it was first identified in your county/city). Also, make sure you introduce how our society responded (which will lead to the social problem you have chosen to investigate). Very important: tell me why it is a social problem and why we should care (read chapter 1 if you do not know what a social problem is)!
Body of paper (4-5 paragraphs): this is where you provide evidence of the social problem associated with COVI19. You must cite your sources and discuss/explain all citations (if applicable). Do not focus on COVI19 as the social problem, you must focus on the response that led to the social problem you have chosen (see above instructions or ask question if you are not sure). Provide dates on the information as you obtain it from social platform outlets (be care which platforms you use). You should be obtaining this information form the past to the present. It is too early to complete the data collection because we are in the early stages of the response. You should include information from April on the social problem you have chosen (in other words, keep up to date on the social problem as it unfolds).
Analysis: (1 -2 paragraphs) restate how society responded to COVI19 and the social problem that surfaced in lieu of the response. Why it is important (why it is a social problem and why we should care).
Conclusion: Provide at least one solution to the social problem that has surfaced (not to COVI19). Make sure it is a rational, methodical solution. You must tell me how your solution will help eliminate the social problem not simply put a Band-Aid on the problem. What would you do if you were in charge of solving the problem? How would you implement the solution?