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)
This article also appears in English on the Union Journal website