Mary Bassett

Director of the Harvard FXB Center for Health and a professor in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Director of the Harvard FXB Center for Health and a professor in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Disease has thrived among dense populations since cities began. But COVID-19 is the worst example since 1918, and New York City is America’s primary victim.

What makes cities vulnerable to COVID-19? Concentrated poverty, says econ professor

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