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COVID-19 in Vulnerable Communities: An Examination by Race & Ethnicity in Los Angeles and New York City   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "This research brief compares the prevalence and impact of the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic in two large metropolitan county areas, Los Angeles County and New York City (NYC), and among racial and ethnic minorities. Using county-level data provided by the Los Angeles County and New York City Departments of Public Health, we first compare the temporal trends in the number of daily COVID-19 cases and deaths to describe the timing and evolution of the pandemic. We compare COVID-19 case and death rates by gender, race and ethnicity, area poverty level, and city region. We then compare the risk factors faced by racial and ethnic groups and vulnerable populations by analyzing households living below the poverty level, receiving food stamps, lacking health insurance and access to technology, and among those relying on public transit. [...] We propose policy recommendations to help mitigate existing surges in COVID-19 cases and deaths and to reduce factors that may influence COVID-19 exposure among vulnerable populations. We also highlight immediate approaches that can be implemented at the local and state level, as outbreaks at the community level may add to the surge of COVID-19 cases over time."

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2020-07
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UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative; UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture
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UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative: https://latino.ucla.edu/
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