More evidence is emerging on the role of in-person K-12 schooling in COVID-19 community spread. While it is important to interpret these findings in conjunction with other studies on the contribution of schooling mode to COVID-19 health metrics in and 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
This week, two new studies focus on COVID-19 spread in and around schools, new polling results provide updates on parent perspectives on schooling, and research coalesces around a few promising approaches to learning recovery. Mitigation Measures and In-Person Schooling A Read More
Health Workforce  This study by Bhandari et al. evaluates the impact of the pandemic on the U.S. health care labor market. The study found that unemployment rates increased dramatically for all health care industries, hitting unprecedented highs for dentists’ offices Read More
Resource Allocation and Crisis Standards of Care This perspective by White & Lo responds to concerns that existing ICU triage protocols for allocation of scarce critical care resources may compound existing inequities that disadvantage patients from Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Read More
This week, the focus is on remediating student learning setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in light of states’ planning for use of American Rescue Plan funding for schools. In addition, the CDC updated guidance on safely operating summer Read More
Data is continually emerging on how students are faring academically as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. From the near-universal school closures in March 2020 through widespread disruptions and shifting instructional modes throughout the 2020–21 school year, students’ educational progress has been Read More
Health Care Workers  This Kaiser Family Foundation/Washington Post report presents findings from a nationally representative sample of over 1,300 frontline heath care workers from various care settings, part of an ongoing series of such surveys since 1995. Among the most 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
This week’s summary focuses on indoor air quality as a critical part of reducing within-school and within-classroom virus transmission risk. A recent piece in JAMA discusses COVID-19 transmission reduction in terms of source controls, such as masking and distancing, and Read More

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