Dallas Morning News:
Big data, big impact: How Dallas researchers and providers are targeting vaccines to fight COVID
One census block northeast of downtown had over 4,100 unvaxxed residents. In a smaller block in the southern edge of Dallas County, 94% were unvaccinated.
Big data is making a big difference in the fight against COVID-19 in Dallas, and the potential promise goes well beyond the pandemic.
Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, a nonprofit research and data analytics company, is helping providers target their outreach efforts to the most vulnerable residents. PCCI tracks real-time data on vaccinations and COVID-19 cases, and overlays it against underlying health conditions and socioeconomic factors.
That creates “a vulnerability index” and other tools that allow officials to assess which areas face the greatest risks — not just at the ZIP code level but in areas as small as census blocks…
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