Disparate patterns of movements and visits to points of interest located in urban hotspots across US metropolitan cities during COVID-19

@article{Li2020DisparatePO,
  title={Disparate patterns of movements and visits to points of interest located in urban hotspots across US metropolitan cities during COVID-19},
  author={Qingchun Li and Liam Bessell and Xin Xiao and Chao Fan and Xinyu Gao and Ali Mostafavi},
  journal={Royal Society Open Science},
  year={2020},
  volume={8}
}
We examined the effect of social distancing on changes in visits to urban hotspot points of interest. In a pandemic situation, urban hotspots could be potential superspreader areas as visits to urban hotspots can increase the risk of contact and transmission of a disease among a population. We mapped census-block-group to point-of-interest (POI) movement networks in 16 cities in the United States. We adopted a modified coarse-grain approach to examine patterns of visits to POIs among hotspots… 

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