Survey Result Details
We recently surveyed readers on their views regarding the likely confluence of both an influenza outbreak and a surge in COVID-19 cases.
While readers are evenly distributed in their belief that we will see a rise in cases for both airborne viruses, what is more interesting is a majority – 60% – acknowledge that the media’s use of the term, twindemic, influences their perception.
Essentially, the media coining the term, twindemic, affects their beliefs.
Other findings include 20% responding that they are not at all confident healthcare systems will diagnose influenza or COVID-19 correctly, and 60% not so confident and 20% not at all confident healthcare systems will document the viral infections correctly.
Association between COVID-19 outcomes and mask mandates, adherence, and attitudes
Using an event study design, authors estimate the treatment effect of the introduction of mask mandates (shown on the vertical red line) on Z-scored population-normalized COVID-19 daily new confirmed cases, daily new hospitalization admissions proportion, and deaths across all 50 states and D.C. over the time period between February 1 and September 27, 2020.
Source: Dhaval Adjodah, Karthik Dinakar, Matteo Chinazzi, Samuel P. Fraiberger, Alex Pentland, Samantha Bates, Kyle Staller, Alex Vespignani, Deepak L. Bhatt. Association between COVID-19 Outcomes and Mask Mandates, Adherence, and Attitudes.