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The city looks very different than it did even a few weeks ago. Phase 1 of reopening is well under way, and protests against ongoing racism and police brutality continue across all corners of the city. In this moment of transformation and change, this week’s roundup highlights more of the impacts of COVID, as well as new information about the pandemic that has come to light.

Corona in Corona. A Story of Race, Poverty and Inequality

As the coronavirus struck the Corona neighborhood in queens, it hit the poorest people the hardest, especially within the Latinx community. [via The Guardian]

How Data Became One of the Most Powerful Tools to Fight an Epidemic

Information is one of our best tools for containing, combating, and subduing an epidemic. What new data science tools could help us quell future outbreaks? [via The New York Times]

Airborne Transmission as the Dominant Route for the Spread of COVID-19

New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has demonstrated that airborne transmission is highly virulent and dominant for the spread of COVID-19, meaning that protective measures like wearing a mask significantly reduce the spread. [via PNAS]

How to Vote During a Pandemic

The coronavirus hit during a huge election year, but people can still vote safely if they follow precautions. The American Public Health Association has released some guidance on how to keep yourself safe and healthy this voting season. [via Public Health Newswire]

More Households with Children Lost Income During COVID-19

Adults in households with children were more likely to report permanent loss of employment and food shortages since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau survey. [via Census.gov]

Amateur Epidemiology is Deterring Our COVID-19 Response. Here’s What We Should Do Instead.

Though there’s renewed interest in epidemiology as part of the COVID-19 response, we need to be careful with the data we track and how we report it. [via The Washington Post]

Corona Cycleways Become the New Post-Confinement Commute

Bicycles are playing a key role in getting the work force moving again, and ensuring that people can commute safely. Will this change the structure of our cities? [via The New York Times]