Now an open-access published paper.

Report on the Possible impact of COVID19 in El Paso, Texas


The Latin population in the United States has received relatively little attention despite their vulnerability to COVID-19 during the current pandemic. On Monday, May 4, 2020, the City of El Paso recorded 1,029 cases and 22 deaths. With rising rates of infection and the recent resignation of the city’s Public Health Director, El Paso and the region must take proactive precautions to suppress the spread of the virus. To assess the possible impact of COVID-19 in El Paso, we constructed a risk assessment about the populations that could be at higher risk. To do this, we used detailed survey data on health from a sample of 1,152 Hispanic individuals that was gathered with the support of NIH in 2011. To understand how COVID-19 may impact the Latin residents of El Paso, we analyzed risk factors associated with the virus on their own as well as interacting with each other.

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