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Resetting Our Response: Changes Needed in the US Approach to COVID-19   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "The impact of the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic in the United States has been profound. Despite initial declines in cases in May 2020 following implementation of stringent stay-at-home orders, cases are resurging in most states. The number of deaths has been rising in many states, with hospitalization rates for COVID-19 now again matching or exceeding numbers seen at the peak in New York City in March and April. Hospitals are under pressure or approaching a crisis in many places around the country. This resurgence is stressing many sectors of society, from businesses to education to health care. Unlike many countries in the world, the United States is not currently on course to get control of this epidemic. [...] This brief report describes concrete policy actions at the federal, state, and local levels that are needed to get control of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Recommendations identify 'quarterbacks,' or responsible designees, to lead each policy action. However, leaders and stakeholders at all levels (federal, state, and local) will need to contribute commitment, technical expertise, insights, and funding to make the proposed actions possible."

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2020
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2020 The Johns Hopkins University
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Health Security: https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/
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