Examining association of stay-at-home orders, state-level African American population with COVID-19 case rates

What The Study Did: Researchers investigated whether state-imposed stay-at-home orders and the proportion of African American population in a state were associated with the state-level COVID-19 cases from March to May 2020.

Authors: Bisakha Sen, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.26010)

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