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