This article discusses how failing to observe principles of evidence-based clinical reasoning when interpreting COVID-19 test results can have direct implications for public health, particularly for negative tests. Given that early data from China suggest relatively poor sensitivity of initial Read More
This study describes the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 co-infection with noncoronavirus respiratory pathogens in a sample of symptomatic patients undergoing PCR testing in March 2020. The results suggest that routine testing for non–SARS-CoV-2 respiratory pathogens during the COVID-19 pandemic is unlikely Read More
This press release describes the economy reopening framework agreed upon by the bipartisan group of governors from Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The governors indicate that the economy will not open all at once. Furthermore, they also Read More
The updated Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan outlines the steps needed to transition to and maintain a steady-state of low-level to no Coronavirus transmission, the best possible available outcome given the lack of immunity or a vaccine at this time. Read More
The authors of this article argue that random testing (i.e., polling the fraction of infected people in the population) is central to managing the COVID-19 pandemic. They believe that random testing, as opposed to testing confined to particular sub-populations (e.g., Read More
This article describes the efforts to coordinate responses across multiple states to reopen their economies amid the Coronavirus outbreak. Today, New York Governor Cuomo announced the formation of a council comprised of scientific, economic and political leaders from each of Read More
This analysis by leading health law and bioethics scholar Hank Greeley examines challenges with using “immunity cards,” “immunity certificates,” “Covid passports” or other such devices as part of the process of “reopening” society before robust treatments and/or effective vaccines become Read More
This report from the team of experts that published the earlier Road Map to Reopening report describes the core capabilities and processes states need to build to allow our response to be more granular than the current, broadly applied institutional Read More
A new high profile article warns that COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting black and brown communities, advising that data collection and sharing, as well as the implementation of services to address the virus’ disparate impact, can be improved in many states. Read More

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