Latest News from Health Policy & Management
If college campuses want to remain open this fall, it may take frequent screening of college students, according to a modeling study published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open.
- August 03, 2020Source: CNN
A new study says all students should undergo a rapid, inexpensive Covid test every two or three days and follow safety precautions like wearing masks and maintaining social distancing for colleges to safely reopen.
- July 31, 2020Source: Yale News
To safely reopen college campuses this fall, students need to be screened for SARS-CoV-2 infection every two or three days, finds a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health.
- July 30, 2020
UConn, Yale, other local colleges plan ambitious COVID-19 testing programs for thousands of students. Experts wonder whether it’s enough.Source: Hartford Courant
With thousands of students arriving on college campuses across Connecticut within weeks, Yale and Wesleyan have announced an ambitious plan to test student for COVID-19 twice a week, while UConn and other schools have committed to lesser amounts of testing. In an email to students this week, Dr. Stephanie Spangler, Yale’s vice provost for health affairs and academic integrity, said the school would increase its planned testing from once to twice a week based on “an analysis of testing protocols that would be most likely to limit the rapid spread of the infection.”
- July 29, 2020
Justice Chosen As Scientific Liaison on COVID-19 Insights Partnership
- July 29, 2020
The number of adults in the United States who suffer from major depressive episodes at some point in their life is far higher than previously believed, a new study by the Yale School of Public Health finds. National survey data currently shows that approximately 17% of women and 10% of men report having a history of major depressive episodes (MDEs) in their lifetimes. But these data are subject to “recall error,” or the tendency of people to forget or misreport their health histories when taking a survey.
- July 29, 2020Source: Los Angeles Times
Health experts fear a surge in preventable medical problems, such as high blood pressure, because people are avoiding going to the doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- July 15, 2020Source: The Atlantic
If everyone is vigilant and responsible, it can be done safely.
- July 15, 2020Source: USA Today
The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black people, coupled with the harrowing effects of police brutality, has once again laid bare institutional racism in America. This, along with growing support for the Black Lives Matter movement, necessitates that we work to eliminate racism in every space. In medicine, structural and social determinants of health in the Black community and gross injustices in health policy have produced inequities that are woven into the fabric of our society.
- July 13, 2020
Trump undercuts health experts — again — even as US hospitalizations and COVID-19 deaths keep climbingSource: The Baltimore Sun
When the president convened a roundtable this week on how to safely reopen schools with coronavirus cases rising, the seats surrounding him were filled with parents, teachers and top White House officials, including the first and second ladies.