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LSU Health New Orleans study finds disadvantaged census tracts linked to COVID incidence

2021-02-23
(Press-News.org) New Orleans, LA - An LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health study reports a positive association between social vulnerability and COVID-19 incidence at the census tract level and recommends that more resources be allocated to socially vulnerable populations to reduce the incidence of COVID-19. The findings are published in Frontiers in Public Health, available END


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[Press-News.org] LSU Health New Orleans study finds disadvantaged census tracts linked to COVID incidence