From the Abstract: "Descriptions and monitoring of the social and spatial population distribution of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] cases and deaths in the US have largely relied on individual- and county-level sociodemographic data and vulnerability indices that draw primarily or exclusively from data available in US health records and US census data. In this brief report, using US data from September 1, 2020 to September 15, 2021, we provide empirical evidence demonstrating that county-level data on political lean (Republican vs. Democrat for the 2020 US presidential election) adds critical information to understanding population distributions of COVID [coronavirus disease] cases and deaths - and also document the importance of socioeconomic variables in addition to data on racialized groups."
Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/population-development/
Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies Working Paper Series (October 2021) v.21 no.5