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
Sociodemographic Characteristics This retrospective time series analysis examined health services inequalities among the elderly population residing in urban and non-urban areas in Florida.  Specific health services factors analyzed in the study were emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths related to Read More
Testing Supplies and Capacity This N.Y. Times article details continuing challenges regarding availability and processing of coronavirus testing kits in Arizona, which has experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases. Drive-up testing sites have 3-mile lines, labs have twice as many Read More
This article reports on the absence of a state plan for allocating scarce resources during a public health emergency in Florida and the implications of a patchwork of approaches should rationing be necessary in response to COVID-19 case surge. According Read More
This article discusses the development of pandemic response plans over the past several years and reviews existing plans from 14 states, including policies that address potential need to ration scarce resources during a public health crisis. Public health and emergency Read More
This article discusses the President’s Coronavirus Task Force estimate that by strictly following extended social distancing and hygiene-related recommendations nationwide, the number of U.S. Coronavirus outbreak deaths can be held to 100,000, but that number could go much higher with Read More

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