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This report details a decision tree algorithm that may help guide decisions for protecting health care workers during surgery in the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the risk of infection with COVID-19 to healthcare workers, a team developed an institutional algorithm to Read More
This recently updated guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all U.S. healthcare facilities begin using contingency strategies for personal protective equipment (PPE). The previous version of this guidance provided optimization strategies for various Read More
This article offers a roadmap to improving coordination between the states and federal COVID-19 response. Under the U.S. Constitutional structure, public health governance largely occurs at the state and local, rather than the federal, level, resulting in a “patchwork response Read More
This press release and press conference detail an April 3 executive order issued by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo authorizing the National Guard to take ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE) from institutions in the state that do not currently Read More
This study argues that manual contact tracing would be insufficient for containment and that we need to consider apps and such. The ethical issues are discussed. When we begin to re-open again, and leave social isolation, we will need to Read More
This report details a tiered plan for surgical departments on how to plan for and deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. We have had a national emergency in the United States since March 13th because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Coping with Read More
This report from the CDC  suggest that in the United States, persons with underlying health conditions or other recognized risk factors for severe outcomes from respiratory infections appear to be at a higher risk for severe disease from COVID-19 than Read More
This forthcoming medical journal article, authored by a group of acute care surgeons with diverse expertise in disaster management and public health, outlines a tiered approach to surgical department planning, including deployment of Acute Care Surgeons (ACS), utilization of infrastructure Read More
Part 2 of this panel discussion with law and bioethics experts focuses on the intersection of disability rights and the rationing medical resources. Key discussion points include: Existing federal laws protect the rights of persons with disabilities, including the Affordable Read More
Part 1 of this panel discussion with public health law experts explores key legal issues related to triage and rationing of scarce medical resources, including supplies and personnel, during a public health emergency. Key discussion points include: The key issue Read More

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