COVID-19: First the coast, now inland

“Coronavirus is not an equitable disease,” said Bernadette Boden-Albala, the newly appointed deal of the future public health school at the University of California, Irvine (see related story, page 1). Date provided by UCI suggest the two coastal cities had greater access to testing initially, with a positive correlation between test and case numbers, according to Daniel Parker, an assistant professor of public health at UCI. … Another theory as to why these cities saw early increases is because of the heavy travel for much of the population, for both business and leisure, with “many having ties overseas,” notes Parker.