Health Care Workers This article by Feinstein et al. addresses the potential for a mental health crisis among frontline health care workers as a result of the pandemic and surrounding circumstances, such as lack of PPE, shortages of critical care Read More
COVID-19 can cause asymptomatic and mild illness, particularly among young, healthy populations. This CDC investigation of an outbreak of COVID-19 among a group of college-aged travelers and their contacts demonstrated that 28% had positive SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test results, approximately one Read More
Testing Supplies and Capacity This N.Y. Times article details continuing challenges regarding availability and processing of coronavirus testing kits in Arizona, which has experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases. Drive-up testing sites have 3-mile lines, labs have twice as many Read More
This essay argues that DNR (do not resuscitate) status should not be considered as a factor in decisions to allocate scarce ventilators during a public health emergency. The authors note that some existing and proposed public health emergency resource allocation Read More
This article discusses the development of pandemic response plans over the past several years and reviews existing plans from 14 states, including policies that address potential need to ration scarce resources during a public health crisis. Public health and emergency Read More
This story describes the city’s new mandate through April 30 that people entering buildings other than their own home take steps to cover their mouth and nose. The city of Laredo, Texas has passed an order requiring that anyone over Read More
This article discusses the President’s Coronavirus Task Force estimate that by strictly following extended social distancing and hygiene-related recommendations nationwide, the number of U.S. Coronavirus outbreak deaths can be held to 100,000, but that number could go much higher with Read More

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