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Health professionals around the world are encouraging people to get vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine once available and eligible. However, communities are faced with increased rates of vaccine hesitancy, which may deter goals to get a certain percentage of the Read More
Resource Allocation This article by Buckwalter and Peterson examines U.S. public attitudes toward scarce resource allocation strategies using a set of three studies involving a combined 1,868 participants through online platforms. The research questions targeted attitudes about specific principles used Read More
Vulnerable Populations This study by Clift, et al. from the United Kingdom assessed COVID-19 mortality risk among persons with Down syndrome. Down syndrome has not been included among known risk factors by UK or US health authorities, but it is Read More
This week is full of information about misinformation. All across the globe, misinformation about COVID-19 is a major threat to public health. In this research study of prevalence and predictors of belief in misinformation across the United States, the United Read More
This modeling study explored different interventions (not involving medications/vaccines) influencing new cases and deaths related to COVID-19 and found that intermittent periods of more intensive lockdown-type measures may be necessary to prevent healthcare systems from being overwhelmed.  The model explored Read More
This article suggests that nurses are in a unique position to address misinformation and disinformation about COVID-19. Confusing and incorrect information about COVID-19 is being shared by both traditional and social media outlets. Misinformation, disinformation, and rumors can lead to Read More
This article describes a novel drive-through coronavirus testing of possible cases in the UK. The testing site was created in response to the ‘contain’ phase of the UK response, when innovation within healthcare was needed to detect and isolate cases Read More
This study estimated the excess number of deaths over 1 year under different COVID-19 incidence scenarios. The authors analyzed 3.8 million health records from the UK and classified more than 20% of the study population as ‘high-risk’, either because they Read More
This research article presents strategies for increasing public awareness and responses to COVID-19, which begins with timely publicity. Public awareness of COVID-19 varies not only among countries but also within different regions within countries, according to an analysis using Google Read More
This editorial compares approaches in several European nations to triage of scarce critical care resources, such as ventilators. Specifically, it summarizes and contrasts provisions from plans adopted in Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Belgium across a set Read More

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