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Studies identify social and racial disparities in Orange County during first COVID-19 surges

Daily Pilot, Aug. 26, 2021

August 26, 2021

Studies identify social and racial disparities in Orange County during first COVID-19 surges

A recently published UC Irvine study reveals … racial and social disparities in infection and mortality rates during the first surge of the pandemic last summer. … Daniel Parker, UCI assistant professor of public health and an author of the study, also pointed out that risk factors for infection shifted. … Following Parker’s study, UC Irvine partnered with the city of Santa Ana for a more in-depth look at the city’s COVID-19 infection rate during the infant weeks of the massive winter surge. That study was led by Bernadette Boden-Albala, the director of UC Irvine’s Program in Public Health.