Survey Result Details
The survey reveals interesting discrepancies among readers regarding their general understanding of venture capital relative to their perceived ability to raise venture capital.
Among survey participants, 43% acknowledge it is very difficult to raise capital. But 83% are confident they can raise funds, while 29% are confident they have the ability to raise funds.
This survey reflects a general trend among the public that healthcare venture capital is accessible and readily available to those who lead promising medical startups. This belief is encouraged by media outlets touting case studies of outlier successes among healthcare startups in healthcare, and the general belief that healthcare is ripe for innovation.
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.