Gielen, Mair & Frankeberger: COVID-19 & Secondary Impacts
The stay-at-home and social distancing COVID-19 mitigation orders drastically restricted people’s physical movements an access to businesses, causing myriad secondary impacts on the public’s health. Andrea Gielen discusses how the pandemic has affected injury risks due to changes in lifestyles and transportation. Associate professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences Christina Mair and BCHS PhD student Jessica Frankebeger share Allegheny County results from a survey addressing resident’s routine activities and behaviors including alcohol consumption and substance use and how they have changed since the pandemic started.
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Each Friday, Pitt Public Health experts will have a conversation about different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and then address questions from the seminar attendees. The goal of the COVID-19 seminar series is to provide our school community, alumni, and the public with credible information about the virus and the associated health impacts.