United States

This paper outlines that COVID-19 circulated cryptically and was undetected 4-6 weeks before the first community transmission case was detected at Seattle. Mass testing will enable public health officials to detect and track these under-detected community cases. Following its emergence Read More
This study describes the use of pooled screening strategies to detect early community transmission of COVID-19. COVID-19 has shown us the importance of robust diagnostic testing. Given the limited testing capacity available in the US, people symptoms, but without travel Read More
This study describes the development the COVID-19 Symptom Tracker mobile application launched in the UK on March 24, 2020 and the US on March 29, 2020 that has more than 2.25 million users to date. The rapid pace of the Read More
This article reports on the potential that ventilators may be reallocated from long-term care facilities to hospitals to respond to resource scarcity due to COVID-19 case surge, including the controversial possibility of disconnecting ventilators currently in use by long-term ventilator-dependent Read More
This draft legal analysis addresses whether existing protocols for rationing scarce resources comply with moral principles and with anti-discrimination laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and concludes that existing approaches adopting a utilitarian approach will have the effect Read More
This study quantified child-care obligations for US health-care workers arising from school closures and estimated the trade-off between reduced COVID-19 transmission and the role of health-care labor in cumulative mortality. The study describes scenarios in which school closures, in the Read More
This preliminary description of pediatric U.S. COVID-19 cases reports that relatively few children with COVID-19 are hospitalized, and fewer children than adults experience fever, cough, or shortness of breath. The report also describes severe outcomes reported in children, including three Read More
This article describes efforts by the Trump administration to use the Defense Production Act to compel N95 respirator manufacturer 3M to increase importation to the US of respirators the company manufacturers overseas and allegedly to stop exporting US-made respirators to Read More
This study projected the COVID-19–associated demand for hospital and ICU beds within the United States via an age-structured dynamic model of SARS–CoV-2 transmission, parameterized with the US population demographics and latest estimates from global COVID-19 outbreaks. In the wake of Read More
This article reports on guidelines released by Northwell Health, one of New York state’s largest hospital systems, outlining institutional processes for allocating ventilators toward patients most likely to benefit should the need arise due to resource scarcity. According to the Read More

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