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  • Study finds green spaces linked to lower racial disparity in COVID-19 infection rates

    Headshots of Bin Jiang, Yi Lu and William Sullivan

    From left, researchers Bin Jiang, Yi Lu and William Sullivan found that more green spaces in an area is associated with a lower racial disparity in coronavirus infection rates. Their study is the first to examine the relationship between the supply of green spaces and reduced racial disparity in infectious disease rates.

    Photos courtesy Bin Jiang, Yi Lu and William Sullivan

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact William Sullivan, email wcsulliv@illinois.edu. To contact Bin Jiang, email jiangbin@hku.hk. To contact Yi Lu, email yilu24@cityu.edu.hk.

    The paper “Green spaces mitigate racial disparity of health: A higher ratio of green spaces indicates a lower racial disparity in SARS-CoV-2 infection rates in the USA” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106465