Coronavirus deaths in San Francisco vs. New York: What causes such big differences in cities' tolls?
Why one city suffers significantly more deaths than another isn't always obvious. A simple experiment shows how failing to consider certain factors can point policy makers in the wrong direction.
June 2, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: health cities covid-19 coronavirus politics policy statistics data population modeling health-policy
Is your neighborhood raising your coronavirus risk? Redlining decades ago set communities up for greater danger
Neighborhood characteristics like pollution from busy roads, widespread public transit use and lack of community-based health care are putting certain communities at greater risk from COVID-19.
May 26, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: health public-health cities covid-19 coronavirus pollution transport insurance population discrimination commuting urban community
Digital surveillance can help bring the coronavirus pandemic under control – but also threatens privacy
Cellphone data can show who coronavirus patients interacted with, which can help isolate infected people before they feel ill. But how digital contact tracing is implemented matters.
April 9, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: public-health covid-19 coronavirus pandemic quarantine population outbreak viruses new-coronavirus surveillance privacy privacy-invasion fourth-amendment cell-phone contact-tracing
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