Cities play an important role in connecting people by proximity while offering several benefits to its inhabitants. However, city living is accompanied by potential health risks and challenges unique to modern cities. City living, in close proximity, brings together businesses and individuals that drive innovation, productivity, and socioeconomic growth in cities. However, under some conditions, city living is also accompanied by increased crowding. Overcrowded conditions are associated with decreased quality of life, unsafe living conditions, substandard housing, and poor sanitation; all of which can potentially exacerbate the transmission of infectious diseases in vulnerable populations.
Introduction Compare Estimated Mask Usage across BCHC cities (July 2 - 14) Effect of Mask Mandates on COVID-19 Methodology Dynata Dataset Mandatory Mask Policies Introduction The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend using face masks to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, face coverings have not been as widely adopted in the US during this current epidemic as it has in previous epidemic epidemics (1918 Influenza Pandemic) or as in other countries internationally.