In Depth Analysis

Why We Created a New Vulnerability Index Specific to COVID-19

COVID-19 poses unique challenges to communities that are not captured in the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index.

1. Vulnerability has different dimensions geographically.

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2. CCVI vulnerability scores differ from SVI vulnerability scores.

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3. Why are we seeing these differences? The answer lies in COVID-specific epidemiological and healthcare-system themes.

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Technical Notes:

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