Times-News article includes COVID-19 analysis by Jen Kimbrough

An assistant professor of public health studies, Kimbrough offered her insights into a recent report about COVID-19-related deaths in North Carolina for the article in the Burlington Times-News.

A recent article in The Burlington Times-News features the expertise of Jen Kimbrough, assistant professor of public health studies.

Jen Kimbrough, assistant professor of public health studies

The article titled “Study foresees thousands of deaths in North Carolina” includes Kimbrough’s analysis of a new report by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. The study concluded that the COVID-19 oubreak will peak in April, decline dramatically and virtually gone by mid-July, but not before causing thousands of deaths.

Kimbrough notes that the report offers good estimates, but that there are a lot of variables that could impact what happens during the next several months. “All of the projections are best-guess estimates based on data published so far,” Kimbrough told The Times-News. “There is a wide margin of possible outcomes, particularly around projected deaths.”

Read the entire article here.

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Kimbrough is among a group of Elon faculty members who are responding to questions from the community about COVID-19, with those responses published as “Elon Answers” articles in The Times-News and Today at Elon. Find those articles by searching “Elon Answers” on either platform.