The changing patterns of COVID-19 transmissibility during the social unrest in the United States: A nationwide ecological study with a before-and-after comparison

Jinjun Ran, Shi Zhao, Lefei Han, Marc K.C. Chong, Yulan Qiu, Yiwei Yang, Jiayi Wang, Yushan Wu, Mohammad Javanbakht, Maggie H. Wang, Daihai He

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Nationwide mass social unrest has emerged in the US since May 25 and raised broad concerns about its impacts on the local COVID-19 epidemics. We compared the COVID-19 transmissibility between May 19–May 25 and May 29–June 4 for each state of the US. We found that social unrest is likely associated with the rebound of the COVID-19 transmissibility, which might raise difficulties in the pandemic control.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100201
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalOne Health
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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