Biden Administration Vaccine Mandate Plan Nearly 10 months after the rollout of the first Covid-19 vaccines, the United States remains mired in a nearly uncontrolled pandemic. Nationwide, infection rates are ten times higher than what are needed to contain the Read More
COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates NOTE: Because this is now a once-a-month post, I’m including lots of links to other pieces of interest in the text. I strongly encourage you to explore the issues raised in these articles. The largely unchecked spread Read More
Responding to the Rise of the Delta Variant Earlier this Spring, President Biden set a goal to try to get 70% of all American adults at least one vaccine dose against COVID-19 by July 4. Within the overall U.S. population Read More
Impacts on Health Care Workers This report by Weine et al. provides an analysis of impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health care workforce and recommendations for minimizing adverse impacts now and over time. The authors are an interdisciplinary Read More
Resource Allocation & Triage Models This article by Chelen et. al. reports an assessment of policy preparedness and substantive triage criteria for ventilator allocation based on a survey from March-April 2020, in the early initial surge of cases in the Read More
Staffing & Student Volunteers This article by Bahethi et al. describes the deployment of medical and graduate students via a set of 7 volunteer task forces operating at multiple hospitals within the Mount Sinai system in New York City during Read More
Vaccine Requirements for Employers The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently updated its guidance on pandemic-related policies for employers. While any policy will need to be checked against both state laws (for example, if that state has prohibited employer vaccine passports) Read More
Health Systems & Supply Strategies This article by Warrington et al. traces the path followed by health systems in Vermont to address supply chain constraints that initially limited crucial testing supplies and restricted ability to scale up COVID-19 testing early Read More
Health Systems and Strategies This article by Panda et al. reports a qualitative study of health care worker (HCW) redeployment strategies based on interviews with hospital leaders from 9 hospitals in 8 health systems across 5 countries (USA, United Kingdom, Read More
Racial and Ethnic Disparities This article by Reitsma et al. adds to the literature on racial and ethnic disparities related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The article analyzes exposure risk, testing, and cases, providing a detailed assessment at the subcounty level Read More

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