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  • Paper: COVID-19 outcomes not consistently explained by race, social vulnerability

    Photo of Wendy K. Tam Cho, a professor of political science, statistics, math, computer science, Asian American studies and law at Illinois.

    The racial health disparities experienced by minority populations in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic ought to be concerning for everyone, said Wendy K. Tam Cho, a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign political scientist who’s an expert in data-driven social research.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Wendy Tam Cho, call 217-333-9588; email

    The paper “Differential effects of race/ethnicity and social vulnerability on COVID-19 positivity, hospitalization, and death in the San Francisco Bay Area” is available online.

    DOI: 10.1007/s40615-022-01272-z