Emory University researchers have enhanced their dynamic national COVID-19 Health Equity Dashboard to provide more localized information on the impact of the pandemic in communities across Georgia.
Emory College senior Star Liu discusses work related to Emory’s COVID-19 Health Equity Interactive Dashboard with Shivani A. Patel, a social epidemiologist who hired Liu to help with the project. The dashboard offers a visualization of the pandemic’s impact on communities nationwide.
Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous persons in the United States have an increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and death from COVID-19, due to persistent social inequities. However, the magnitude of the disparity is unclear because race/ethnicity information is often missing in surveillance data.
Using COVID-19 antibody tests, Emory researchers found exposures to people with COVID-19 outside the workplace, as well as Black race, were the strongest predictors of positive antibody tests in health care workers.
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Helping Students Register to Vote During a Pandemic – Lisa Chung and Nellie Garlow
Emory University researchers, in collaboration with Fulton County Board of Health (FCBOH), have found that testing for COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) before cases were known to occur resulted in lower overall COVID-19 cases. The results of the study were recently published in CDC’s MMWR Early Release report.
As businesses reopen and cases across several states in the U.S. and across the world surge, experts worry that “superspreaders,” a small percentage of infected people are transmitting the virus to a much larger percent, could be fueling the pandemic. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Ben Lopman, an epidemiology professor at Emory University’s Rollins School of […]
You’ve probably heard it on TV or seen headlines with it on social media—the term superspreader. It refers to how just one person with coronavirus can spread it to dozens, if not hundreds of people! Channel 2′s Michael Seiden spoke with one of the scientists behind new research that shows Georgians under the age of […]
Growing evidence shows most infected people aren’t spreading the virus. But whether you become a superspreader probably depends more on circumstance than biology. Read the full NY Times article