Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine hesitancy in young adults may hamper herd immunity

Vaccine skepticism among young adults may stall efforts to achieve herd immunity—a threshold in which approximately 80 percent of a population is vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to use statistics to prepare for the next pandemic

Publicly available statistics about population demographics and culture can help governments prepare for the next pandemic. We have found that by using existing socio-demographic data from early COVID-19 hot spots, where ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

In rural America, census takers relied more on neighbors

In Alaska, West Virginia and other mostly rural states, census takers relied more on the word of neighbors, landlords and others for information about a home's residents. In New Jersey, New York and other more densely populated ...


Vaccine confidence grows under new administration

Under the Biden Administration, New Yorkers' acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine has increased significantly. In September, 55% of residents reported they would take the vaccine when it became available and this January, 64% ...


US population growth smallest in at least 120 years

The U.S. population grew by the smallest rate in at least 120 years from 2019 to 2020, according to figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau—a trend that demographers say provides a glimpse of the coronavirus ...

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