United States

This study found that interest in telehealth increases with COVID-19 cases, but hospitals may not be adequately responding to that interest. Researchers examined the population-level internet search volume for telehealth and compared that to the number of COVID-19 cases and Read More
This article utilized a prospective space-time scan statistic to detect emerging clusters of COVID-19 in the United States at the county level. Results can inform public health officials and decision makers about where to improve the allocation of resources, testing Read More
This commentary argues that the United States government needs a better, deliberate crisis communication strategy. Public communication surrounding COVID-19 has been haphazard and highlights the need for government to coordinate messaging. Globally, there is a great-power competition intertwined with the Read More
This article evaluates potential strategies for allocation of scarce PPE to health care providers from an ethical perspective and recommends a range of approaches to be adapted to the circumstances of a particular hospital. Many ethical frameworks focus on the Read More
This pre-print of a forthcoming article provides recommendations for several pressing ethical challenges based on existing frameworks from the Hastings Center and the American College of Surgeons. The article notes that the ethical issues raised by an infectious disease pandemic Read More
This article reports on the release of New Jersey’s Department of Health guidance for allocating scarce critical care resources if necessary during a public health emergency. The state guidance applies only when the supply of available resources is entirely exhausted, Read More
This study estimates the number of children that will be infected with SARS-CoV-2 and the cumulative numbers of severely ill pediatric COVID-19 cases requiring hospitalization during the US 2020 pandemic. The authors derived adjusted pediatric severity proportions and adjusted pediatric Read More
This article reports on hospital preparations in Indiana to address the anticipated peak of COVID-19 cases. Current estimates suggest that case surge in the state will not overwhelm critical resource supplies due to the impact of social distancing and other Read More
This cross-sectional study found that chemosensory dysfunction was strongly associated with Covid-19 infection, and that most recover chemosensory function within weeks. This was a single-institution, cross-sectional study that examined how changes in smell and taste were present in 1480 adults 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

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