SARS-CoV-2

Rapid Response Modeling of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

The COVID-19 pandemic has cemented the role of mechanistic infectious disease models as drivers of the scientific, public, and policy discourse during infectious disease emergencies. On page 596 of this issue, Pulliam et al. (1) add to these …

Coccidioidomycosis and COVID-19 Co-Infection, United States, 2020

We review the interaction between coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and coccidioidomycosis, a respiratory infection caused by inhalation of Coccidioides fungal spores in dust. We examine risk for co-infection among construction and agricultural workers, …

Racial Disparities in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Mortality Are Driven by Unequal Infection Risks

Background: As of November 1, 2020, there have been more than 230K deaths and 9M confirmed and probable cases attributable to SARS-CoV-2 in the United States. However, this overwhelming toll has not been distributed equally, with geographic, …

Inequality in acute respiratory infection outcomes in the United States: A review of the literature and its implications for public health policy and practice

Seasonal and pandemic respiratory viruses such as influenza and the novel coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) currently sweeping the globe have often been described as ‘equal opportunity infectors’, implying little socioeconomic disparity in susceptibility. …

Preferential observation of large infectious disease outbreaks leads to consistent overestimation of intervention efficacy

Data from infectious disease outbreaks in congregate settings are often used to elicit clues about which types of interventions may be useful in other facilities. This is commonly done using before-and-after comparisons in which the infectiousness of …