Will COVID-19 eventually spread equally to all US counties or will some counties continue to suffer more than others? In a blog piece for the US Center at the London School of Economics, Klaus Desmet discusses his research on this topic.
Ultimately, some US counties are still suffering more than others from COVID-19. Klaus’ research shows that counties where people are more clustered together in where they live or how they get to work have disproportionately suffered. The same is true for poorer counties and counties with larger shares of Hispanic and African American residents. Interestingly, perhaps due to developing lax attituded towards COVID early in pandemic, Republican counties have suffered more over time than Democratic counties.
You can read the full blog here.