Warning against basing equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution on static county-level social & economic data

A Harvard Pop Center Working paper warns against basing equitable COVID-19 vaccine allocation throughout the U.S. on static county-level social and economic data, as researchers find “enormous” variation (time and region) in the relationship between community characteristics and COVID-19 case and death rates per capita over the last 9 months.

Estimating COVID-19 across Parliamentary Constituencies and districts in India could facilitate better, evidence-based policy decisions

This Harvard Pop Center Working Paper presents the first estimates of COVID-19 cumulative cases and deaths per 100,000 population, and the case fatality rate (CFR) from January 7 – October 18, 2020 across 543 geopolitical units (Parliamentary Constituencies) and 721 districts of India.

Media briefing on link between workplace exposures and spread of COVID-19 features Nancy Krieger and data from Harvard Pop Center Working Paper

Join the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) for a media briefing on Thursday, November 19 at 3:00 PM EST. Nancy Krieger will present data from a recent paper that originated as a Harvard Pop Center Working Paper that shows a link between worker complaints to OSHA about unsafe exposures to COVID-19 … Continue reading “Media briefing on link between workplace exposures and spread of COVID-19 features Nancy Krieger and data from Harvard Pop Center Working Paper”

They’ve worked their way to publication…

A number of recent Harvard Pop Center Working Papers (all of which address the COVID-19 pandemic) have been published in journals (see below). For a complete list, please visit the Harvard Pop Center Working Papers page. Volume 19, #1 has been published in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice: “Revealing the Unequal Burden … Continue reading “They’ve worked their way to publication…”

Harvard Pop Center Working Paper cited in New York Times; contributes race and ethnicity data on years of potential life lost by younger American Black and Latinos due to COVID-19

A Harvard Pop Center Working Paper (now published in PLOS Medicine) is referenced in a piece in The New York Times that explores the potential years of life lost in the United States due to COVID-19. Photos (left): by Diana Simumpande on Unsplash; (right) Photo by JoelValve on Unsplash

Working paper shows COVID-19 is spiking in Red counties, flat in Blue this fall

A Harvard Pop Center Working Paper, “The changing political geographies of COVID-19 in the US,” shows that this fall there is a reverse in the trend from the spring, when case counts and excess death rates were higher in counties that lean Democratic. This fall, the counties that lean most Republican are experiencing a spike … Continue reading “Working paper shows COVID-19 is spiking in Red counties, flat in Blue this fall”

1-2-3: Counting the missteps of the U.S. Federal Government’s handling of COVID-19

A new Harvard Pop Center Working Paper assesses the impact of the U.S. Federal Government’s “missteps” regarding the entry, spread and inequities associated with COVID-19. Authors include: William P. Hanage, Christian Testa, Jarvis T. Chen, L. Davis, Elise Pechter, Mauricio  Santillana, and Nancy Krieger. Photo credit: Nancy Krieger

STILL MISSING: US racial/ethnic data for COVID-19 cases

A Harvard Pop Center working paper finds that despite a federal policy that went into effect in early June requiring that racial/ethnic data be reported for all COVID-19 cases, it is still not being adequately reported. Based on publicly available data at the CDC website, close to half of the cases reported between August 28, … Continue reading “STILL MISSING: US racial/ethnic data for COVID-19 cases”

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”