ElyaDatabase ID Number: M177
Creator: Kayla Ballas ’24 Public Health
The first map displays the infection rates of AIDS per 100,000 people in juxtaposition to areas with high business closure rates. The lightest shade of red represents less than 10 cases per 100,000 people, the next shade of red represents 10-19.9 cases per 100,000 people, the next shade of red represents 20-29.9 cases per 100,000 people, the second to last shade of red represents 30-39.9, and the darkest shade represents 40 or more positive cases per 100,000 people. The heat map indicates areas where state health departments mandated gay owned bars and or/ bathhouses to close. These places generally took place in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles- places where there were large LGBTQ+ communities, as well as where gay bars and bathhouses were very popular.
The second map displays the positive cases of Covid-19 in juxtaposition to areas with high business closure rates. The lightest shade of red represents 1-10,000 positive cases. The only state in the country to repot numbers so low is Vermont. The next shade of red represents 10,001-100,000 positive cases, the second to darkest shade of red represents 100,001-500,000 positive cases (most of the country is in this color), and the darkest shade represents over 500,000 positive cases. The heat map indicates areas where the greatest number of Asian American owned businesses have had to close as a result of Covid-19. This trend is primarily seen in Chinatowns, where there is a high density of Asian American owned businesses. This data is imperfect because there are so many businesses currently closing/ struggling, that it is very hard to measure this. Another challenge is that it is still ongoing, so not many studies have been conducted.
Cite This Work :
Kayla Ballas, “AIDS Infection Rates vs. Gay owned Business Shutdowns, and COVID-19 Positive Cases vs. Asian American Owned Business Shutdown Hotspots.” Scale: 1:70,000. In Elya J. Zhang, ed., Mapping History Series. <https://elyadatabase.com/2022/06/12/aids-infection-rates-vs-gay-owned-business-shutdowns-and-covid-19-positive-cases-vs-asian-american-owned-business-shutdown-hotspots/> (accessed May 27, 2022).