Tag Archives: COVID-19

To Turn the Corner on COVID-19, We Need to Agree on Priorities

by Chrissie Juliano, MPP This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. The coronavirus pandemic has altered American life in countless ways. During the week, schools sit empty, as children and their teachers interact for lessons through video chat. And on Saturdays and Sundays, places of worship welcome only a fraction

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Knowledge, Skills, and Training for the COVID-19 Contact Tracer Workforce

by Vanessa Lamers and Justin Ren Contact tracing is a tried and true public health intervention that stops the spread of disease by tracking down and interviewing “contacts” of people who are infected, and preventing them from infecting others. It has been a pivotal tool in the toolbox of state, tribal, local, and territorial public health for responding to and

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Sick of COVID-19? Here’s Why You Might Have Pandemic Fatigue

by Jay Maddock, PhD This article originally appeared in The Conversation and is shared here with permission from the author. As the pandemic drags on, following COVID-19 prevention guidelines can feel like more and more of a challenge. This kind of fatigue is not unique to pandemic precautions like sticking with social distancing, masking up and keeping your hands washed.

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Shining a Flashlight on COVID Risk at Halloween

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MS, MA As the father of four, I’ve spent much of the pandemic glued to television and internet resources watching the reporting on the spread of the COVID pandemic. With the upcoming mix of holiday and flu seasons, it seems that most expert sources are reporting a coming surge of COVID cases. Questions about participating

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Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Study with Dr. Mohamed Al-Ibrahim

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The Editor’s Podcast with Dr. Lloyd F. Novick offers a closer look at the latest articles published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, as well as discussions with public health leaders on related topics. In this episode of the Editor’s Podcast, I speak with a JPHMP editorial board member who is

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Measures to Mitigate the Discriminatory Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals with Hearing Loss

by Gopalkrishna G. Verma and Joy D. Desouza The COVID-19 pandemic has been a severe blow to 466 million individuals with hearing loss disability. Governments worldwide have suggested wearing face coverings/masks in enclosed places in an attempt to control the transmission of coronavirus. Unfortunately, this measure has an unintended discriminatory impact on these individuals as they rely on their ability

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Federal Court in Pennsylvania Finds Governor’s COVID-19 Restrictions Unconstitutional

by Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH, and Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, states and local governments issued sweeping orders to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. While these orders have been credited with saving lives,[1] they have also had a profound impact on the economy. Numerous legal challenges have been filed with respect to

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From the Editor: Public Health Surveillance of Infectious Disease Attention to COVID-19

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The November-December issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on surveillance of infectious disease attention to COVID-19. As this issue goes to press, the presidential election is on the near horizon. The decision of the electorate on choosing the next president has public health implications. This is reflected in the lead scientific

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What Factors Led to the Adoption of Stay-at-Home Orders, and Did They Change Public Behavior?

by Philip Gigliotti, MPA, and Erika Martin, PhD, MPH As the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated in March 2020, US states adopted “stay at home” orders (SHOs) to limit their residents’ movements away from home and slow the spread of the virus. However, this public health intervention became politically polarized as many Democratic governors rushed to adopt SHOs, while many Republican governors

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The Editor’s Podcast: Public Health Surveillance

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The Editor’s Podcast with Dr. Lloyd F. Novick appears with each new issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and offers a closer look at the articles published in the latest issues with guest appearances by authors, guest editors, and others. The November-December issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and

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