HealthDay Reports: COVID Spreads Quickly in Crowded Homes, Poor Neighborhoods
One of the researchers said the study shows that neighborhood socioeconomic status and household crowding are strongly associated with risk of infection.
TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Poverty and crowded living conditions increase the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, a new study suggests.
Researchers reached that conclusion after testing nearly 400 women who gave birth at two hospitals in New York City during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak.
"Our study shows that neighborhood socioeconomic status and household crowding are strongly associated with risk of infection. This may explain why Black and Hispanic people living in these neighborhoods are disproportionately at risk for contracting the virus," researcher Dr. Alexander Melamed said in a Columbia University news release.