Novel animated graphic illustrates lag time between COVID-19 cases and deaths in United States

A Harvard Pop Center working paper presents state-level data on COVID-19 cases and deaths (spanning from January 22 until July 8, 2020) in one animated graphic that helps to illustrate the lag time between cases and deaths. The visualization helps to show the relationship between the two metrics, and could be useful to set expectations … Continue reading “Novel animated graphic illustrates lag time between COVID-19 cases and deaths in United States”

How is COVID-19 impacting Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S.? This team is going to find out…

The research project AAPI COVID-19 Project launched by the Harvard Sociology Department in partnership with UNESCO will investigate the increase in racism aimed at Asians in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. Harvard Pop Center Associate Director Jason Beckfield is serving as co-principal investigator on the team. Learn more in this piece in The … Continue reading “How is COVID-19 impacting Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S.? This team is going to find out…”

Professor Subramanian named to multi-disciplinary commission launched to address global COVID-19 response

The Journal of Global Health Science has launched a commission comprised of scientific and social science scholars from a wide range of disciplines to help foster global engagement and cooperation in the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, Harvard Pop Center faculty member and professor of population health and geography at … Continue reading “Professor Subramanian named to multi-disciplinary commission launched to address global COVID-19 response”

Special webinar event: “Health, the Hidden Violence of the Race” — inclusion in the time of COVID-19, international webinars addressing racism, discrimination and exclusion

This UNESCO webinar will take place on Wed, June 24 at 4 pm CEST (Paris time) – which is 10 am in Boston and 7 am in San Francisco, etc, and is organized by the UNESCO program on “The Slave Route: Resistance, Liberty, Heritage.” Professor Nancy Krieger will be a participant. 1) INFORMATION ON HOW … Continue reading “Special webinar event: “Health, the Hidden Violence of the Race” — inclusion in the time of COVID-19, international webinars addressing racism, discrimination and exclusion”

David Cutler: “The economy will not regain its footing until the health crisis is addressed”

David Culter, PhD, has written a Commentary in the JAMA Forum that explains why the health care field may not weather a COVID-19 recession as well as it has survived previous economic crises. He also cautions that the economy in general will be impacted if people are hesitant to be exposed to risk, regardless of … Continue reading “David Cutler: “The economy will not regain its footing until the health crisis is addressed””

Age reveals clearer picture of COVID-19 mortality inequities across racial and ethnic groups

A Harvard Pop Center working paper by Mary Bassett, MD, MPH, Jarvis Chen, ScD, and Nancy Krieger, PhD, exposes the “magnitude of mortality inequities” across multiple racial and ethnic groups by analyzing age-specific mortality rates. While COVID-19 mortality rates were higher for racial and ethnic minorities at all ages, the rate for those ages 25-54 … Continue reading “Age reveals clearer picture of COVID-19 mortality inequities across racial and ethnic groups”

In India, women face higher risk of death from COVID-19 than men

The findings of a study published in the Journal of Global Health Science show that women In India , particularly in certain age groups, do not have the biological advantage over men of fighting off COVID-19. The authors suggest that social determinants of health, such as access to healthcare, and health and nutritional status, could … Continue reading “In India, women face higher risk of death from COVID-19 than men”

Mental health status check of young adults in U.S. during first wave of COVID-19 pandemic

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Cindy H. Liu, PhD, and colleagues have published a study in Psychiatry Research that found that nearly half of the U.S. young adults (18-30) in the study showed high rates of depression and anxiety, and nearly a third showed high levels of PTSD symptoms. Family support was associated with lower … Continue reading “Mental health status check of young adults in U.S. during first wave of COVID-19 pandemic”

What’s one (big) reason that it’s important to know which groups have been hardest hit by the coronavirus?

To better direct resources (temporary housing, PPE and testing) to those most vulnerable during the next wave of COVID-19, according to Jarvis Chen, one of the authors of the Harvard Pop Center working paper recently published using state public health data obtained by The Boston Globe.  Listen to Dr. Chen being interviewed on NPR, or … Continue reading “What’s one (big) reason that it’s important to know which groups have been hardest hit by the coronavirus?”