The health disparities of the 1918 influenza pandemic are playing out again amid COVID-19, with the wealthiest and most privileged enjoying the best outcomes, find economists Karen Clay, Brian Beach, and Martin Saavedra in a new study. [MarketWatch]
Case Report - September 17, 2020
You're reading Case Report, a digest of our expert network's best research, analysis, and policy recommendations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic remains a public health crisis first and foremost. Disparities in health outcomes are not going away. Many people are skeptical of forthcoming vaccines. And medical innovation is sorely needed. In this Case Report, SSN members draw parallels to the past and look to the future as they dissect how COVID-19 is impacting our health and what needs to happen from the policy down to the individual level to bring us out of this crisis.
COVID-19 and 1918 ‘Spanish flu’ have one depressing thing in commo
Scholars Strategy Network: The pandemic has hit older adults particularly hard
In this opinion piece, gerontological health and human services researcher Lenard Kaye lays out how the pandemic has not only meant higher mortality rates for older adults, but also increased financial hardships and social isolation that require policy, programmatic, and individual responses. [Kennebec Journal]