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New Publication from Almquist and Co-Authors Relates the Geography of Social Cohesion and COVID-19 Infection Rates

Posted: 3/16/2022 (CSDE in the News)

CSDE Training Core PI & Executive Committee Member Zack Almquist has new research in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) with a number of co-authors. The uneven spread of COVID-19 has resulted in disparate experiences for marginalized populations in urban centers. Using computational models, the authors examine the effects of local cohesion on COVID-19 spread in social contact networks for the city of San Francisco, finding that more early COVID-19 infections occur in areas with strong local cohesion.

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