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Weekly Review: Ethics, Law & Policy – Staff, Stuff, Space & Systems

Staffing This new Rapid Expert Consultation document from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine focuses on health care staffing for COVID-19 and provides guidance for decision-making in situations where staffing is not optimal and additional qualified, expert personnel Read More
Published on :  | By Daniel Orenstein

Ethics, Law & Policy Roundup: Staff, Stuff, Space & Systems

Facilities & Providers In response to case surge in Arizona, hospitals in the state requested waiver of several legal requirements that generally protect patients against abuse, neglect, and discrimination, as detailed in this Arizona Republic article. The state health department Read More
Published on :  | By Daniel Orenstein

Ethics, Law & Policy Roundup: Staff, Stuff, Space & Systems

Vulnerable Populations A webinar TODAY (Thursday, July 9 at 3pm EST) from the Network for Public Health Law addresses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on diverse vulnerable populations, including Black/African Americans and Latinx, persons with disabilities, immigrants, persons who Read More
Published on :  | By Erika Cheng

Review: COVID-19 cases and deaths in federal and state prisons

This study describes COVID-19 case rates and deaths among federal and state prisoners in the United States and compares them with the general population. Results show that COVID-19 case rates have been substantially higher and escalating much more rapidly in prisons Read More
A recent mathematical modelling study using mobile phone data found that individual decisions to reduce movement – even before state-wide stay-at-home policies were introduced – likely helped slow the spread of COVID-19 in the USA The authors examined daily mobility Read More
Published on :  | By Erika Cheng

Review: Is BMI higher in younger patients with COVID-19?

Obesity has been found to be a risk factor for hospitalization with COVID‐19. This cross-sectional study analyzed whether patients hospitalized with COVID‐19 differed in BMI at older versus younger ages, and determined whether trends were independent of diabetes and hypertension. Read More
Evaluating unexplained increases in deaths due to all causes or attributed to nonspecific outcomes, such as pneumonia and influenza, can provide a more complete picture of the burden of COVID-19. This observational study estimates the burden of all deaths related Read More
Published on :  | By Daniel Orenstein

Ethics, Law & Policy Roundup: Staff, Stuff, Space & Systems

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
Published on :  | By Daniel Orenstein

Ethics, Law & Policy Roundup: Staff, Stuff, Space & Systems

TRIAGE AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION This webinar on Thursday at 3pm EST from the Network for Public Health Law includes expert speakers on critical ethical issues related to COVID-19, including ventilator allocation, triage priority, and the consideration of age, disabilities, and Read More
State policies mandating public or community use of face masks or covers in mitigating novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread are hotly contested. This study uses a natural experiment to examine whether statewide mandates to wear face masks in public affect Read More

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