In an April 2 article in Spanish outlet El País, Jessica Justman, MD, ICAP’s senior technical director, explained how job and housing situations for working-class individuals and families in New York City increase the likelihood of COVID-19 exposure and infection:

Various factors may weigh on the different incidence, such as the number of tests that are performed, although Dr. Jessica Justman, an epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist at [ICAP at Columbia University], highlights the sociological factor. “It makes sense that working-class areas suffer more exposure to the virus, their jobs in essential services, shops, etc., have not closed, as also happens with health personnel, and they move more; they also tend to share housing more frequently,” she points out.

 

(translation via Google Translate)

Read the full article in El País

This article also appears in English on the Union Journal website

Read the latest ICAP updates on COVID-19 here

 

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