COVID-19 News Stories

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.

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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 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.

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ABC 7 News Coverage: COVID Sewage Tracking

Dr. Samuel Dorevitch was interviewed by ABC 7 News Chicago on efforts to track the spread of COVID-19 by analyzing sewage from Chicago-area wastewater treatment plants.

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CBS 2 Coverage: COVID Sewage Tracking

Abhilasha Shrestha, PhD '19, MPH '13, and a research assistant professor at SPH, was interviewed by CBS 2 News Chicago on SPH's analysis of wastewater to identify COVID-19 outbreaks.

An aerial view of the Stickney Water Treatment Plant in Cicero, Illinois.

Clues in the Sewage in the COVID Fight

The Chicago Tribune profiled a grant-funded project at the School of Public Health analyzing Chicago wastewater for COVID-19 to identify geographic outbreaks.