The novel coronavirus (aka SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19) pandemic initially hit hardest in New York City (NYC). Emergency rooms and urgent care providers were and continue to be the first point of contact for most suspected cases, and analysis of data from electronic medical records (EMRs) could help us understand and characterize the pandemic in the NYC metropolitan area. To that end, the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (CUNY ISPH) has partnered with CityMD, the largest walk-in urgent medical care provider in the greater NYC area, in order to:
- characterize the emergence and evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in NYC
- investigate the persistence of antibodies among repeat testers
- describe the incidence and rate of reinfection among people with prior positive PCR tests and vaccinated individuals
- investigate the incidence, prevalence and correlates of long-haul COVID
The team at CUNY will be working with CityMD’s Dan Frogel, MD, Chief Medical Officer, and colleagues.