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Mobile Data Reveals Social Distancing Easier for Healthy and Wealthy

In a recent study, UNC epidemiologist Nabarun Dasgupta analyzed location data from 65 million mobile devices to understand the public health impact of social distancing at a county level across the United States.

Inequality Amplifies African Americansʼ COVID-19 Risk

Inequality Amplifies African Americans’ COVID-19 Risk

Recent data shows that minorities are more at risk for contracting COVID-19 and experiencing poor health outcomes. To understand this, Kia Caldwell — a professor in the Department of African, African American, and Diaspora studies — explores how racial disparities, social determinants of health, and health policy determine pandemic outcomes.

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Broadband Providers Adjust as Internet Use Spikes Under COVID-19

From mid-February to early April, as U.S. jobs and schooling moved online, daily internet usage per household increased by 31 percent. UNC economics professor Jonathan Williams studies how providers have handled this flux and how different demographics have adapted to these education and work transitions.

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UNC and NASA Study COVID-19, Protein Correlation

UNC biochemist and age researcher Jonathan Schisler is part of the Coronavirus International Research Team, an interdisciplinary research working group formed by NASA to analyze COVID-19 data to address different aspects of the virus.