The trend in new daily U.S. cases of COVID-19 looked like it was improving during April and May and then took a sudden turn in what some started calling the “second wave.” The first graph (A) shows the trend in new cases for the U.S. overall that gave the impression that the U.S. was beating COVID-19.Continue Reading
Population Health Research Brief Series
COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania have been concentrated in eastern urban counties this far (counties with relatively low prevalence of the chronic health conditions that increase risk of death from COVID-19).Continue Reading
- COVID-19 physical distancing creates challenges for preventing heat-related deaths this summer.
- Adults age 65 and older experienced the highest risk of heat-related death.
- Heat-related death rates are highest in the most urban and rural areas of the U.S.
- State and local governments must develop age- and place-appropriate interventions to prevent heat-related deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lerner Research Affiliates Landes and Formica have a new article out in the Disability and Health Journal describing COVID-19 health outcomes among people with intellectual and developmental disability living in residential group homes in New York State. Read the article here
Although New York State’s rural counties have experienced lower rates of COVID-19 infection and mortality thus far than their urban counterparts (thanks in large part to their lower population density), several of NY’s rural counties are at risk of high COVID-19 fatality rates should infections start to spread.Continue Reading
New York City, with a population of over 8.3 million, has borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.1 As of June 19, 2020, there were nearly 210,000 confirmed cases, over 54,000 hospitalizations, and 17,546 confirmed deaths.2Continue Reading
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 Coronavirus Quarantine Ends.
Cheng and his coauthors find that influenza deaths are dramatically under-counted in Philippines’ national data. About
5,350 Filipinos die from the flu each year. Most deaths occur in the very young and the very old age group. Read the study here: