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
Testing This CDC MMWR analysis provides data on the impact of preemptive testing of residents and staff members in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) to prevent COVID-19 outbreak. LTCF residents have been and remain at especially high risk during the pandemic Read More
Testing This N.Y. Times article describes difficulties in obtaining timely and nearby testing for children and the implications for public health mitigation efforts. In many instances, existing free testing sites set a minimum age that does not include many school-age Read More
RCT’s of therapeutic interventions against COVID-19 In this journal article, the authors discuss the challenges that plagued us during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. When the pandemic emerged, clinicians were faced with an unknown virus and had very Read More
Free Covid-19 Law Conference, September 16-17 The Network for Public Health Law is holding a two day Virtual Summit on Covid-19 Response and Recovery this week, September 16 & 17. The conference is free, but registration is required. You can Read More
Clinical Characteristics This prospective observational cohort study describes the clinical characteristics of 651 children and adolescents from England, Wales, and Scotland, of which 52 met WHO criteria for MIS-C. In addition to the WHO diagnostic criteria, children with MIS-C were Read More
COVID-19 Policy Playbook Released This new report from 50 leading experts on public health law, health care law, and global health law and policy analyzes developments in U.S. law and policy during the Covid-19 pandemic. The report, which was sponsored Read More
Supplies As reported in this Axios article, FDA released a list of medical supplies that remain in short supply. FDA is required to provide this list under provisions of the CARES Act passed in March 2020, based on mandatory reports Read More
In this issue: Effects of COVID-19 on mental health, False Positive rates in testing, Using ultrasound to diagnose DVT in COVID patients, and COVID-19 affects on health disparities Effects of quarantine on mental health of populations affected by COVID-19 Lately, Read More
RESOURCE ALLOCATION  This Health Affairs article by Kanter, Segal & Groeneveld (also covered in this STAT article) discusses the role of income disparities in access to ICU beds as related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors examine disparities by median Read More

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