New analysis reveals link between birthdays and COVID-19 spread during the height of the pandemic.
In counties with already high COVID-19 infection rates, birthday bashes may have fueled infection spread during the peak months of the pandemic, according to a new analysis led by researchers at Harvard Medical School and the RAND Corporation.
The report, published in JAMA Internal Medicine , shows that in counties with high rates of COVID-19, households with recent birthdays were 30 percent more likely to have a COVID-19 diagnosis, compared with households with no birthdays. The analysis is based on data from health insurance claims.
Release date: 21 Jun 2021
Source: Harvard Medical School