COVID-19 case trajectories may be predicted by surveying communities

The public’s willingness to comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations correlates with COVID-19 case projections in zip codes where those surveyed about their intended behaviors live, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The researchers said that surveys may be useful for predicting outbreaks of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases and identifying “hot spots” where interventions like promoting prevention behaviors and vaccination may prevent surges.,The public’s willingness to comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations correlates with COVID-19 case projections in zip codes where those surveyed about their intended behaviors live, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The researchers said that surveys may be useful for predicting outbreaks of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases and identifying “hot spots” where interventions like promoting prevention behaviors and vaccination may prevent surges.

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