Association Between Social Vulnerability and a County's Risk for Becoming a COVID-19 Hotspot — United States, June 1–July 25, 2020
Examines associations between social vulnerability and COVID-19 hotspot locations, based on June 1–July 25, 2020 county-level COVID-19 cases and data from the 2018 CDC social vulnerability index. Includes data by level of urbanicity for large metropolitan, small/medium metro, and nonmetro counties. Looks at both social vulnerability overall and specific components, including racial/ethnic minority population, percent of residents who speak English less than well, and housing and transportation vulnerability.
Sharoda Dasgupta, Virginia B. Bowen, Andrew Leidner, et al.
MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(42), 1535-1541
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
COVID-19 · Health disparities · Housing and homelessness · Limited English proficient · Minorities · Population health · Rural-urban differences · Social determinants of health · Statistics and data · Transportation