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When Can We Declare the Pandemic Over? Back in January, the Biden Administration released the first parts of its plan to “beat” Covid-19. What, exactly does “beat” mean? While this sounds like the beginning of a graduate seminar discussion, as Read More
With every person in the U.S. aged 16 and older now eligible to be vaccinated against Covid-19, there is increased focus on steps being taken to encourage or require vaccination. Below are a few updates on employer policies and University Read More
Resource Allocation and Crisis Standards of Care This article by Fox et al. details the experience of 4 health systems collaborating to set statewide allocation criteria for remdesivir use in COVID-19 patients in Utah. Remdesivir received an emergency use authorization Read More
Resource Allocation and Crisis Standards of Care This forthcoming article by Ne’eman et al. assesses Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) plans in 35 states to compare their approaches to disability as they intersect with allocation of scarce resources. Specifically, the Read More
Ethics and Law of Requiring Proof of Immunity to Access Public Places Notre Dame, Rutgers, Duke, and Brown are among the higher education institutions that will require students demonstrate they have been immunized against Covid-19. Meanwhile, while New York has Read More
Spring Break & COVID-19 Indianapolis was the city with the highest hotel occupancy rate in the nation this past week, thanks to hosting the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. However, it is not the only place seeing an increase in travel, Read More
Crisis Standards of Care This article by Gershengorn et al. assesses whether resource allocations under crisis standards of care (CSC) during the COVID-19 pandemic were affected by racial or ethnic bias. Using a retrospective cohort study of over 1100 adult Read More
Facilities This article by Porter et al. presents the experience of the Cleveland Clinic in utilizing an organizational-level team approach to address problems identified early in the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate organizational crises, including avoiding many negative consequences experienced at Read More
Resource Allocation This article by Ehmann et al. provides operational recommendations to address resource allocation during a public health emergency. The recommendations were developed through a consortium of five health systems in Maryland, representing over half of all hospital in Read More
Vaccination, Quarantine & Travel The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its Interim Clinical Considerations to address what those who have been fully vaccinated should do in cases when they have been exposed to the virus. According to Read More

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