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Racial disparity during Coronavirus: UC Irvine study explains

MSN (City News Service), Aug. 19, 2021

August 19, 2021

Racial disparity during Coronavirus: UC Irvine study explains

University of California Irvine researchers evaluated the socioeconomic, geographic and demographic factors all playing a critical role in COVID-19 mortality rates in Orange County, according to a study published Thursday. … “At the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, cases were clustered in the more affluent coastal areas of the county but then shifted to north-central locations, particularly in the cities of Santa Ana and Anaheim,” said UCI assistant professor of public health and the study’s corresponding author, Daniel Parker.