COVID-19 Right Now - 4.20.2020
Live from the Yale School of Public Health - Where the hope lies; where the worry is warranted and what to look out for. Features James Hamblin, MD, MPH, Lecturer, Health Policy and Management; and Gregg Gonsalves, PhD, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases.
Interstate Transmission of COVID-19 Is Now Most Urgent Threat
Interstate transmission of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is now a much greater public health threat in the United States than cases coming into the country via international travel, a new study led by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health finds.
What Would It Take to Lift Coronavirus Restrictions? Experts Weigh In
U.S. coronavirus infections have passed 50,000. The death toll, while still well below the worst-hit countries, is expected to rise. Personal protective gear has run short at hospitals, and many patients with mild symptoms still can’t get tested. The U.S. isn’t yet close to having its Covid-19 outbreak under control. But with markets in turmoil and jobs being lost across the country, President Donald Trump has begun laying the groundwork for state and local governments to lift personal restrictions and shutdowns of businesses that have devastated local economies.
“It Spreads Like Wildfire”: The Coronavirus Comes to New York’s Prisons
Last week, Adam Roberts, who has been incarcerated in New York State since 1999, began to prepare for the arrival of covid-19, the respiratory infection caused by the novel coronavirus, at Fishkill Correctional Facility, in Beacon.
Trump wants ‘the country opened,’ but easing coronavirus restrictions now would be disastrous, experts say
With President Trump saying he wants “the country opened” by Easter to salvage the U.S. economy, a fierce debate is now raging among policymakers over the necessity of shutting down vast swaths of American society to combat the novel coronavirus.
Why infectious disease experts say the worst of the curve is yet to come
The term “flattening the curve” is everywhere, in personal discussion and the media coverage of COVID-19. But how far away is everyone from actually flattening it, here in Canada and around the world? What lessons can we learn for when the worst of COVID-19 hits us and our healthcare system?
Connecticut’s partial shutdown aims to slow the spread of the coronavirus. How effective will it be?
Connecticut is now on partial lockdown in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and while some health professionals say the measure doesn’t go far enough, others say public health interventions have to be balanced against social and economic impacts.
What Connecticut Workers Need to Know About COVID-19
Thousands of workers in Connecticut have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses have been ordered to temporarily close or limit their hours to help curtail virus spread. Some workers have grown ill themselves. While others have become caregivers for infected family members and teachers for their children whose schools have closed. For far too many, a dramatic change in weekly income can mean the difference between making ends meet and not being able to, putting a family’s health at even greater risk.