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Expert can discuss the impact of physical activity on COVID-19

13-Apr-2021 1:00 PM EDT, by Texas A&M University

Can physical activity impact the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths? New research from Dr. George Cunningham takes a closer look at the relationship between COVID-19 cases and deaths at the county level and physical activity. The major finding shows if two counties have the same infection rates, the county with more active residents is likely to see fewer deaths.

Dr. Cunningham is available for interviews this week. Let me know if you are interested in speaking with him.

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