Interdisciplinary research lab release first COVID-19 live tracker for U.S. congressional districts

Researchers at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and Microsoft AI for Health have joined forces … Continue reading “Interdisciplinary research lab release first COVID-19 live tracker for U.S. congressional districts”

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 … Continue reading “Estimating COVID-19 across Parliamentary Constituencies and districts in India could facilitate better, evidence-based policy decisions”

Dashboard makes available to the public key COVID-19 metrics by U.S. congressional district

Having access to COVID-19 data for U.S. congressional districts can substantially enhance the ability of elected officials and their constituents to develop and monitor testing and vaccine deployment strategies, as … Continue reading “Dashboard makes available to the public key COVID-19 metrics by U.S. congressional district”

COVID-19 statistics by Congressional districts across the United States

Professor of population health and geography S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, and his colleague Priyanka N deSouza have published a paper that presents the first estimates of COVID-19 cumulative cases, … Continue reading “COVID-19 statistics by Congressional districts across the United States”

Children living on edge of malnutrition in India at greater risk of “food shocks” during national lockdowns to curb COVID-19

With one out of two children in India suffering from one form of malnutrition, there are many more who are hovering just above that threshold. The findings of this paper … Continue reading “Children living on edge of malnutrition in India at greater risk of “food shocks” during national lockdowns to curb COVID-19″

How accurately have prediction models forecast cases and deaths during previous epidemics?

A review published in the European Journal of Epidemiology finds that during the Ebola epidemic, for example, when there was in increase in forecasting studies, the number of cases and … Continue reading “How accurately have prediction models forecast cases and deaths during previous epidemics?”

Weighing the value of crowdsourced versus official COVID-19 data in India

A piece on natureindia.com written by researchers affiliated with the Harvard Pop Center — Weixing Zhang, Rockli Kim and S.V. Subramanian— highlights the importance of timely data on COVID-19 infection … Continue reading “Weighing the value of crowdsourced versus official COVID-19 data in India”

Narrowing in on disparities in life expectancy across the U.S. with help of census-tract level data

A study published in PNAS is the first to look at life-expectancy data at the local, state, and county levels across the U.S. Findings reveal significant disparities at the micro … Continue reading “Narrowing in on disparities in life expectancy across the U.S. with help of census-tract level data”