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.
COVID-19, Coronavirus, testing, geographic disparities
Demography, Population, and Ecology | Other Public Health | Place and Environment
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The authors would also like to thank Miguel Antonio G. Estrada for sharing his insights.
NIA-funded Interdisciplinary Network on Rural Population Health and Aging
Monnat, Shannon M. and Cheng, Kent Jason G., "Geographic Disparities in COVID-19 Testing: An Urgent Call to Action" (2020). Population Health Research Brief Series. 56.
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