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Medical professionals don personal protective equipment before meeting with COVID-19 patients at a hospital in Barcelona, Spain.

COVID-19's second wave: what lessons can be applied?

As a major spike in COVID-19 cases hits Cook County, Illinois in the fall of 2020, SPH researchers are examining spatial analyses to apply lessons from the first wave to the pandemic.

Dr. Mark Dworkin headshot.

Analyzing Case Rates and Mortality Rates

Dr. Mark Dworkin told Yahoo News the current discrepancies between COVID-19 case numbers and fatalities is partially driven by the volume of young people infected.

Tiffany Ford headshot.

Report Examines Pandemic Effects on Middle Class

Tiffany Ford, MPH in Community Health Sciences '16, is the co-author of a new report tracking the struggles of the middle class before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A medical professional injects a vaccine into the arm of a patient.

Building Vaccine Trust

Alumnus and professor Karriem Watson told ABC 7 Chicago News that vaccine promotion efforts need to address historical abuses and disparities in healthcare systems.

A street in Wuhan, China, devoid of any vehicle traffic or pedestrians during a government-ordered stay-at-home phase.

A Nationwide Shelter-in-Place Order?

Dr. Mark Dworkin told Newsy, a U.S.-based news service, that a nationwide shelter-in-place order to lower COVID-19 infections is unlikely and possibly not legal.

The exterior of a nursing home in Chicago.

For-Profit and Non-Profit Nursing Homes

Michael Gelder, faculty in SPH's undergraduate programs, told WBEZ that preparation for a pandemic should be a important part of the operation of nursing homes.