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Modeling COVID-19 Escalations: Recommended Simulator

by John S. Marr, MD, MPH, and Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH Over the past few decades, we have become acquainted with models predicting the path of hurricanes. Now, over the last few weeks, we have become inundated with numerous graphs and “modelings” of COVID-19 escalations. They have become a regular part of the White House briefings. Dr. Tony Fauci

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COVID-19 Stimulus Package, Direct Money Payments, and Scarcity

by Gregory S. Schober, PhD The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law in the United States on March 27. The CARES Act is the third major legislative package aimed at combatting the negative health and economic consequences of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It also is the largest economic stimulus package in American history.      

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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Must Be Ethical

by JP Leider, PhD I have a confession to make. I sometimes publish papers in journals other than JPHMP. I know, for shame. One of these papers is on Crisis Standards of Care, and was recently made freely available as a COVID-19 resource from the American Journal of Public Health. The premise of this manuscript is that it is a

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Cooperative Extension as a Public Health Partner in COVID-19 Outreach

by David R. Buys, PhD, MSPH, CPH A Brief History The Cooperative Extension Service has deep roots in every county across the United States; this Extension infrastructure was formalized through the Smith-Lever Act in 1914 to serve as the outreach and non-formal education branch of the Land Grant University system. Early Extension professionals focused on community-based education to enhance the

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Social Distancing “Isn’t Working” for Some Young People – Why Not?

by Elena Vidrascu, MSc Preventing America’s Next Drug Epidemic: A Multidisciplinary Approach is a series designed to introduce the many facets of substance abuse, and how integrating the work of multiple partners may be the best approach towards prevention and treatment. As of March 24th, the number of active cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the United States reached 55,236. My

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Serological Testing and Smarter Public Health Strategies to Combat COVID-19: Podcast with Dr. John Marr and Dr. Lloyd Novick

FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19: Refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website hereand the World Health Organization website here.  Drs. John Marr and Lloyd Novick continue their conversation on COVID-19, this time discussing serological testing for COVID-19 virus as a component of a smarter public health strategy, a strategy that has been suggested by Governor Andrew

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Getting Creative but Remaining Rigorous, and Scientific, in Responding to a Pandemic

by JP Leider, PhD Apparently, I have missed an anniversary. Almost exactly 10 years ago, when we were in the midst of the last pandemic, I published my very first scholarly first-author paper – Convalescent transfusion for pandemic influenza: preparing blood banks for a new plasma product? The basic idea of this paper is that I and coauthors Patricia Brunker

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Combating COVID-19 Virtually: A Student Organization Perspective on Becoming Involved in the COVID-19 Response

by Paige Harton and Katelin Reishus As the COVID-19 epidemic has continued to evolve, the Emory Student Outbreak and Response Team (SORT) at the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) has coordinated with our members and with local, state, and federal agencies to evaluate how SORT can be of service during this crisis. In addition to supporting local public health institutions,

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COVID-19: Future Scenarios and Health Care Capacity

  Drs. Lloyd Novick and John Marr continue their conversation about COVID-19, picking up this time on the subjects of flattening the curve of the epidemic and allocating personal protective equipment (PPE) and other necessary life-saving resources desperately needed by large and small hospitals across the country. Listen to their previous conversation here.  FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19: Refer

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