State policies mattered during the COVID-19 pandemic

Kent Kroeger
6 min readFeb 24, 2022

By Kent R. Kroeger (February 24, 2022)

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In a previous essay, I shared a statistical model that partitioned variation in COVID-19 death rates across the 50 U.S. states (plus the District of Columbia) based on a variety of factors, including the stringency of state COVID-19 policies, vaccination rates, preexisting economic conditions, the availability of nurses in nursing…

Kent Kroeger

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