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What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know about COVID-19 Vaccination Plans The CDC released this publication, which discusses “Operation Warp Speed”, the global race to produce a successful COVID-19 vaccination. With the likelihood of a vaccine being produced by the end Read More
Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution Recommendations Friday, the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) issued the final version of its Framework for Equitable Allocation of Covid-19 Vaccine. Recognizing that once a vaccine is approved (in some form or another), demand Read More
Nationwide Eviction Freeze The CDC issued an Emergency Action this week implementing a nationwide temporary freeze on evictions. The freeze runs from September 4 through December 31, 2020. Here is a link to the CDC’s Declaration Form which must be filled Read More
Is there a connection between ABO histo-blood group phenotypes and COVID-19? One study set out to investigate the possible connection between blood type and COVID-19 susceptibility. The study was focused on 397 patients with confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses who were admitted Read More
Policies, Guidance, Reports, and Expert Perspectives HHS Civil Rights guidance: Racial and Ethnic Discrimination in Covid-19 treatments will threaten Federal funding – On Monday, July 20, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights issued guidance warning Read More
This article discusses the city’s Strade Aperte pilot plan, which will temporarily expand sidewalks, bicycle lanes and reduce speeds in a significant share of the city’s downtown in an effort to maintain social distancing and reduced pollution levels seen during Read More
ProPublica outlines lessons learned from interviewing frontline officials and experts from Italy, Germany, Spain, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea about reopening society in the wake of the epidemic. To safely move to a more open society, the following 7 steps Read More
The ruling Saturday by the federal district court judge puts in place a Temporary Restraining Order against the state’s emergency rules limiting mass gatherings. According to the court, because the state’s executive order (a) was not neutral toward religion, in Read More
This commentary highlights the need to review evidence from effective public health interventions in other countries and to be transparent with why public health decisions are being implemented to gain trust and action of citizens. The WHO-China Joint Mission on Read More
This advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines a 5 step process for protecting residents, families and staff. The steps are as follows: Keep COVID-19 from entering your facility: Restrict all visitors except for compassionate care situations Read More

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