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.

2. CCVI vulnerability scores differ from SVI vulnerability scores.

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

Technical Notes:

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