This newpaper article outlines the governor’s executive order that requires all hospitals in New York, both public and private, to allow pregnant people to have a partner in the labor and delivery room in compliance with the latest guidance from the Read More
This letter to the editor in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society describes ways Singapore has avoided nursing home transmission of COVID-19 including the restriction of visitors to all healthcare institutions, prescreening of visitors, and reduction in unnecessary transfer Read More
This recently updated guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all U.S. healthcare facilities begin using contingency strategies for personal protective equipment (PPE). The previous version of this guidance provided optimization strategies for various Read More
This article offers a roadmap to improving coordination between the states and federal COVID-19 response. Under the U.S. Constitutional structure, public health governance largely occurs at the state and local, rather than the federal, level, resulting in a “patchwork response Read More
This press release and press conference detail an April 3 executive order issued by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo authorizing the National Guard to take ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE) from institutions in the state that do not currently Read More
This guidance from the British Medical Association (BMA) addresses ethical issues in allocating scarce life-saving medical resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, building on an ethical framework most recently revised in 2017 and providing updated guidance specific to COVID-19. The guidance Read More
This article discusses the scope of state and federal authority to implement key public health protection measures, and how likely actions are to survive court scrutiny. Every state has implemented Emergency Orders in response to the pandemic, with many of Read More
This forthcoming medical journal article, authored by a group of acute care surgeons with diverse expertise in disaster management and public health, outlines a tiered approach to surgical department planning, including deployment of Acute Care Surgeons (ACS), utilization of infrastructure Read More
Part 2 of this panel discussion with law and bioethics experts focuses on the intersection of disability rights and the rationing medical resources. Key discussion points include: Existing federal laws protect the rights of persons with disabilities, including the Affordable Read More
In this analysis at the Harvard Law Review blog, Constitutional scholar Anthony Michael Kreis says state policies implementing de facto travel restrictions on people from other states may raise Constitutional concerns but are likely to be upheld. Last week, President Read More

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