Tagged: public health

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COVID-19 and Aviation: Framework for Recovery

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Government issued guidance to airports and airlines on how to minimize public health risks without compromising aviation security while preparing for an increase in travel volume. The new report published jointly by the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health and...

New COVID-19 Resource Archive is Available

In response to a growing need for reliable information on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) launched a new COVID-19 Resource Archive. Geared to help emergency managers and homeland security experts, this platform provides access to a publicly available collection of COVID-19 resources. To provide...

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CIDRAP: “Smart Testing” Needed to Combat COVID-19

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota has released their third Viewpoint Report, Smart Testing for COVID-19 Virus and Antibodies, covering the framework for testing target populations for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). CIDRAP acknowledges the complexities and opportunities for error in the rushed development...

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Considerations for Reopening U.S. Schools and Daycare Programs

The Center for Health Security at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has released Filling in the Blanks: National Research Needs to Guide Decisions About Reopening Schools in the United States. This report details current research efforts, as well as gabs in data, that may prove crucial in making constructive decisions about...

NIAID Strategic Plan to Combat COVID-19

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a new strategy outlining the institute’s plan for accelerating research to diagnose, prevent and treat COVID-19. As part of its mission, NIAID seeks to develop “safe and effective medical countermeasures that decrease...

Re-opening Non-emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released recommendations on “Re-opening Facilities to Provide Non-emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare: Phase I.” Recognizing that many areas of the United States might experience decreasing rates of COVID-19-related hospital admissions, CMS has revised the original recommendation to limit all non-essential care. Accordingly, CMS suggest...

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White House Guidelines for Opening American Economy

President Trump issued “Guidelines for Opening Up America Again,” a three-phased plan for reopening of the U.S. economy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The approach draws from the advice of public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Primarily, the proposed steps assist state and local...

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Imperial College London Shares Research on COVID-19

The Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London is an international resource and research center focused on the analysis of infectious diseases. At the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, the MRC Center adopted a policy of “immediately sharing research findings on the developing pandemic.” As...

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Congressional Research Service Reports on COVID-19: Federal Assistance

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a series of reports highlighting the most recent developments related to the virus. The reports cover a range of topics, including global issues, public health, economic impacts on individuals and businesses, as well as Executive and Congressional responses....