This World Health Day, The World Health Organization is calling for action to eliminate health inequities, as part of a year-long global campaign to build a fairer, healthier world.

COVID-19 has brought to the fore long-standing systemic health and social inequities and pushed many more people into poverty and food insecurity, creating hardships that not challenge economic, physical, and emotional health. We asked several UC Press authors to comment on the pandemic, one year after its start.