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  • COVID-19 cases, deaths in U.S. increase with higher income inequality

    Sociology professor Tim Liao led a recently published study that examined the association between inequality and COVID-19 cases and deaths in U.S. counties.

    Sociology professor Tim Liao led a recently published study that examined the association between social and economic inequalities in U.S. counties and COVID-19 infections and deaths. Economic inequality has been a focus of his research for more than 15 years.

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Tim Liao, call (217) 333-7988; email tfliao@illinois.edu

    The study “Association of social and economic inequality with coronavirus disease 2019 incidence and mortality across US counties” is available from JAMA Network Open or the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.34578