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Demographic science aids in understanding the spread and fatality rates of COVID-19

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Governments around the world must rapidly mobilize and make difficult policy decisions to mitigate the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Because deaths have been concentrated at older ages, we highlight the important role of demography, particularly, how the age structure of a population may help explain differences in fatality rates across countries and how transmission unfolds. We examine the role of age structure in deaths thus far in Italy and South Korea and illustrate how th...

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10.1073/pnas.2004911117

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SSD
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Sociology
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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Sociology
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Sociology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Sociology
Sub department:
Sociology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Sociology
Sub department:
Sociology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Sociology
Sub department:
Sociology
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European Commission
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615603
835079
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America More from this journal
Volume:
117
Issue:
18
Pages:
9696-9698
Publication date:
2020-04-16
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
Pmid:
32300018
Language:
English
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1101040
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pubs:1101040
Deposit date:
2020-05-04

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