Funder(s)

NIA-funded Interdisciplinary Network on Rural Population Health and Aging

Funding ID

1 R24-AG065159

Description/Abstract

This research brief shows that testing rates are lower in states with the unhealthiest populations and worst health care access. Disparities in testing rates are troubling because delays in testing increase the risk of a surge in silent spread and severe COVID-19 cases in these states.

Document Type

Research Brief

Keywords

COVID-19, Coronavirus, testing, geographic disparities

Disciplines

Demography, Population, and Ecology | Other Public Health | Place and Environment

Date

4-9-2020

Acknowledgements

The authors would also like to thank Miguel Antonio G. Estrada for sharing his insights.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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