# 5 DSJ Investigation: Health Inequities during COVID-19

DSJ INVESTIGATION: Health Inequities during COVID-19
MATH SKILL FOCUS: Exponential Equation Models

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Data Tables Represent Weekly Deaths from COVID per 100,000 Population in the US

 Gender June 2020 January 2021 July 2021 Male 1.33 7.69 1.05 Female 1.28 6.07 0.72
1. Write exponential functions describing increase of COVID-19 deaths from June 2020 to January 2021.
Let n = # of months (since June 2020) and P = weekly deaths per 100,000

1. Male:
2. Female:
2. Write exponential function describing increase of COVID-19 deaths from January 2021 to July 2021.
Let n = # of months (since January 2021) and P = weekly deaths per 100,000

1. Male:
2. Female:
3. What do you notice about the rates?  What event(s) may have influenced the dramatic change in rates between these two dates?
 Race/Ethnicity June 2020 January 2021 July 2021 American Indian/ Alaskan Native 3.41 9.45 0.53 Asian 0.75 5.51 0.20 Black 1.51 4.61 0.48 Hispanic 1.32 7.01 1.25 White 0.99 5.98 0.46
1. Write an exponential function describing increase of COVID-19 deaths from June 2020 to January 2021.
Let n = # of months (since June 2020) and P = weekly deaths per 100,000

1. American Indian/Alaska Native:
2. Asian:
3. Black:
4. Hispanic:
5. White:
2. What do you notice about the rates?
3. Write an exponential function describing increase of COVID-19 deaths from January 2021 to July 2021.
Let n = # of months (since January 2021) and P = weekly deaths per 100,000

1. American Indian/Alaska Native:
2. Asian:
3. Black:
4. Hispanic:
5. White:
4. What do you notice about the rates?
5. What reasons might there be for such a discrepancy between races/ethnicities?