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Geographic access to United States SARS-CoV-2 testing sites highlights healthcare disparities and may bias transmission estimates.

Authors
  • Rader, Benjamin
  • Astley, Christina M
  • Sy, Karla Therese L
  • Sewalk, Kara
  • Hswen, Yulin
  • Brownstein, John S
  • Kraemer, Moritz UG
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2020
Source
eScholarship - University of California
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Abstract

We paired high-resolution travel-time metrics with a SARS-CoV-2 testing location database in the United States. Median travel time to testing sites is longer in counties with lower population density, and a higher percent of minority and uninsured individuals. Differential geographic accessibility to testing can recapitulate healthcare disparities and bias transmission estimates.

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