We explored the relationships between individuals’ behaviors, risk perceptions, and decisions to gather with other households during Thanksgiving in late November 2020 and the risk of subsequent SARS-CoV-2 test seeking and diagnosis. We found those who regularly engaged in higher COVID-19 risk activities and those who had a low-risk perception of COVID-19 were more likely […]

The CHASING COVID Cohort has conducted two rounds of serologic testing for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, the first from May to September, 2020 (Period 1), and the second from November 2020 to January 2021 (Period 2). In a recent pre-print, we assess the cumulative incidence and recent incidence among the 4,235 participants who provided samples in Period […]

We explored CHASING COVID Cohort participants’ beliefs about the coronavirus and claims they saw on social media using responses from the baseline screening survey from March 28 to April, 20 2020, before much was known about the virus. At that time, the top three trusted sources of COVID-19 information were the United States Centers for […]

35% of CHASING COVID Cohort participants reported experiencing moderate or severe symptoms of anxiety. Individuals who had lost income due to COVID-19, reported recent COVID-like symptoms, and had previously been diagnosed with depression were more likely to report symptoms of anxiety. For more information, click here. The common experience of anxiety symptoms among participants highlights […]

Study participants were more likely to be hospitalized due to COVID-19 if they had children in the home (compared to participants without children in the home) and if they lived in multi-unit dwellings (for example, apartment buildings) compared to participants living in single-unit dwellings. These findings may have implications for mask-wearing and other mitigation strategies […]

With Pfizer’s recent announcement that a highly effective vaccine may be available early next year, understanding people’s plans for getting a coronavirus vaccine is critical as roll-out begins. In the CHASING COVID Cohort follow-up surveys conducted in September and October, 2020, we asked the question: “If a coronavirus vaccine became available, would you a) Immediately […]

As part of a routine follow-up survey in the CHASING COVID Cohort study, an additional section was included to learn more about SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) testing preferences. 4,793 participants responded between July 30 and September 8, 2020. This second survey section, which used a discrete choice experiment (DCE), asked participants to imagine that ‘…the number of […]

Study examines the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic across the US The Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (ISPH) at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) has received $3.4 million in emergency funds from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of […]

The CHASING COVID Cohort study began enrolling participants on March 28, 2020 and ended enrollment on August 21, 2020, with 6,753 participants from across the United States, including Puerto Rico and Guam. The cohort represents a geographically and socio-demographically diverse sample of the adult US population: 15% of participants were 60 years or older at […]

Q&A: Researchers hope new COVID-19 cohort study will be a ‘game changer’, Healio, May 14, 2020 Study to Track US Response to COVID-19 Efforts, WebMD, May 4, 2020 Long-term study launched to analyze the effects of COVID-19, Medical Economics, May 4, 2020