Tag Archives: social distancing

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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Assessing the Impact of Social Distancing During COVID-19

by Christopher P. Morley, PhD In the late Winter and Spring of 2020, the novel coronavirus, SARS-COV-2, which causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), began to appear on both coasts of the United States, beginning in Seattle in February, and in New York State and other eastern cities in March. Genomic analyses revealed a two-pronged viral assault, with cases in the

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Five Months In, Our Pandemic Battle Is Far from Over

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. Nearly five months ago, I received an invite from a colleague at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) to join a call discussing the first case of coronavirus in the state of Washington. While driving back

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Social Distancing, Social Assistancing, and Gubernatorial Executive Orders in the US

by Gregory S. Schober, PhD; Silvia M. Chavez-Baray, PhD; and Eva M. Moya, PhD, LMSW The COVID-19 pandemic has overwhelmed many local public health and health care systems and killed over 280,000 people across the world. Because there is not an available vaccine, many governments used community mitigation measures to slow the spread of infection, reduce the strain on health

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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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