The COVID-19 Pandemic Vulnerability Index (PVI)
Dr. David Reif has led teams at North Carolina State University, NIEHS, and Texas A&M University in developing the Pandemic Vulnerability Index (PVI) dashboard, which offers a view and real-time analysis of county-level U.S. data on the coronavirus pandemic. “The dashboard helps officials allocate resources and update responses, as well as providing both county-level and a nationwide overview of various statistics” explained Dr. Reif. The team developed risk profiles, called PVI scorecards, are available for every county in the United States. The resource has now been added to the COVID Data Tracker resources curated on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website
( https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#pandemic-vulnerability-index), and was featured in the Environmental Factor (https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/2021/2/feature/1-feature-pandemic/index.htm)
The original publication appeared in Environmental Health Perspectives (https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/10.1289/EHP8690).
Additional NC State co-authors include Dr. Yi-Hui Zhou, Dr. Fred A. Wright, and Kuncheng Song.