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Under Strain from the Omicron Strain

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SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has mutated literally thousands of times on its journey to bring healthcare systems, economies, and entire nations globally to their knees. Scientists around the world are studying these variants furiously, and this is certainly true for the Omicron variant. Because the pandemic has taught us all about variants and […]

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Pharmacy Desert by County Across the US

Pharmacy Deserts Across America

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The United States’ diverse population, geography, and demographics create equally diverse levels of availability to healthcare resources. Not unlike the recently popularized term “food deserts”, “pharmacy desert” describes a disparity in access to essential services that provide a reasonable quality of life.   On November 18th, 2021, CVS announced the company would close 900 stores […]

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A Look Into Party Affiliation & Vaccine Hesitancy 

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Blog by Ajay K Gupta, CEO, HSR.health, Jay R Etherton, Epidemiologist / Data Scientist, HSR.health, Michael Temchine, Geospatial Analyst, HSR.health, Madeline Lynch, HSR.health The narrative surrounding vaccine hesitancy in America and other high-income countries is complicated and full of nuance. The “5C Model of the Drivers of Vaccine Hesitancy” outlines the five main determinants for […]

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Ram Wins! A True Visionary!

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Our firm is exhibiting and speaking at the IFAH Vegas 2021 conference from June 23-25 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. At the conference our CMO Ram Peruvemba, MD, FASA will receive the Top 100 Healthcare Visionaries award for his leadership of our global COVID-19 response efforts. Ram will also join a panel on the topic of Health Care […]

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INTRODUCES SCHOOL SAFETY INDEX FOR ASSESSING PANDEMIC RISKS OF IN-PERSON EDUCATION

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New health index can help school systems & administrators understand and mitigate the risk of disease transmission on a per-school and per-classroom basis. ROCKVILLE MD, May 13, 2021 — HSR.health, a leading provider of health-focused geospatial data analytics, announced the release of its ‘School Safety Index’, the latest rollout in its suite of health risk […]

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Who’s Throwing Away Their Shots?

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As of April 25, 2021, a total of 228,661,408 COVID-19 vaccination doses have been administered in the United States (US). [1] As more and more people became eligible for the vaccine, the number of total doses administered per day has been on an upwards trend. [2] However, the US still has a ways to go […]

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The COVID Variant Tracking Project

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Just as we are developing vaccines for the novel Coronavirus that causes COVID-19, concern has rightfully exploded over multiple COVID Variants that have appeared on the screen. To track these Variants, in you might say, a COVID Variant Tracking Project or effort, we’ve started to compile data to recalculate the R value for individual variants […]

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Misreporting in the Midwest

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The Midwest, also known as America’s Heartland, is home to small towns, rural farmland, and friendly people. This region has certainly felt the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic; however, Missouri and Iowa have both had recent one-day COVID-19 case spikes – a 64,674 (Figure 4) and 27,277 (Figure 5) new cases respectively – that have […]

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Health Equity Issues around Vaccine Hesitancy

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Racial disparities are an ever-present issue in public health. However, the COVID-19 pandemic as well as social movements such as Black Lives Matter have brought these deep-rooted concerns under intense scrutiny. According to a study analyzing COVID-19 in black communities, less than 20% of US counties are identified as disproportionately black[1], yet they accounted for […]

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