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The Lerner Center’s research was cited in this Progressive Farmer article about rural health and COVID-19

The Lerner Center’s research was cited in this Progressive Farmer article about rural health and COVID-19: https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/AG/news/farm-life/article/2020/07/02/iowa-rural-healthcare-regions-part. “A March 24, 2020, analysis by Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Syracuse University pointed to the biggest underlying COVID-19 concern in rural America. Thirty-one percent of COVID-19 cases, 45% of hospitalizations, 53% of intensive care admissions and…

Lerner Research Affiliate Dessa Bergen-Cico publishes article in US News: Self-Care for Social Reengagement in the Era of COVID-19

In this US News article, Self-Care for Social Reengagement in the Era of COVID-19, Bergen-Cico writes how reengaging with media and society can feel overwhelming after self-isolating during the pandemic. She suggests that compassion and patience are key as society emerges from coronavirus-induced isolation. Also read her issue brief: Breaking Isolation: Self Care for When…

Lerner Graduate Research Affiliate Kent Cheng published an article entitled: “Influenza-Associated Excess Mortality in the Philippines, 2016-2015” in the journal PLOS ONE.

Cheng and his coauthors find that influenza deaths are dramatically under-counted in Philippines’ national data. About5,350 Filipinos die from the flu each year. Most deaths occur in the very young and the very old age group. Read the study here:https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0234715.

Lerner Center Research Affiliate Scott Landes featured on NPR

Landes was featured on NPR this morning to speak on his research about COVID-19 death rates among those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He says the high death rate among this population “is disturbing, but it’s not surprising.” Landes is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs…

Lerner Research Affiliate Scott Landes featured in Forbes article on COVID19 related mortality among those with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Landes and colleagues report on their findings after analyzing thousands of people who had COVID-19. They found that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have a greater chance of dying from COVID-19 than those without IDD. Read the Forbes article: People With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities More Likely To Die From Covid-19 and Landes’…