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COVID-19 mortality data studied at community level

Harvard researchers who studied Massachusetts communities noted that the coronavirus mortality rate was higher in economically disadvantaged areas with crowded housing from the start of the year through April 15. "These are communities in which people may be working 'essential jobs,' where they're unable to practice physical distancing," noted Harvard's Jarvis Chen. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has noted that "current data suggest a disproportionate burden of illness and death among racial and ethnic minority groups."

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