This article describes the efforts to coordinate responses across multiple states to reopen their economies amid the Coronavirus outbreak. Today, New York Governor Cuomo announced the formation of a council comprised of scientific, economic and political leaders from each of Read More
This study characterizes the demographic, epidemiologic, and clinical characteristics of hospitalized infants diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 infection between December 8, 2019, and February 6, 2020, in China. This study showed that infants can be infected by COVID-19, although the Read More
This article describes statewide initiatives launched in Illinois to reach vulnerable populations and keep noncritical cases out of their hospitals. On Saturday, the Illinois governor announced the launch of several statewide initiatives leveraging telehealth capacity to reach community-based individuals with Read More
This article reports on the development of two sets of ethical allocation guidelines in Australia for a public health emergency in which resources must be rationed. One approach, led by bioethicist Angus Dawson, rejects the use of strict allocation formulas Read More
This op-ed describes ways that existing guidance for rationing scarce resources in response to COVID-19 case surge may be discriminatory towards persons with disabilities and reflect harmful stereotypes. The author cites recent resource allocation guidance from the British Medical Association Read More
This study provides an overview of the proportion of confirmed COVID-19 cases among those tested and the severity of the disease in children using a registry of tested cases from March 2, 2020, to March 16, 2020 by pediatricians in Read More
This op-ed by Laurie Zephyrin, M.D., the vice president of health care delivery system reform at The Commonwealth Fund, suggests ways that pregnant women can be given better care in light of COVID-19. The suggestions are: Pregnant women should be Read More
This forthcoming article discusses the application of ethical principles to resource allocation in response to a public health crisis, such as COVID-19, emphasizing both the continuity of central ethical principles such as respect for persons and the increased relevance of Read More
This press release from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the resolution of a complaint against Alabama based on the state’s 2010 ventilator allocation guidelines, which were challenged as Read More
This study evaluates the relative risk of death from COVID-19 in people <65 years old versus older individuals in the general population, provides estimates of absolute risk of death in epicenters of the pandemic, and reports what proportion of COVID-19 Read More

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