Tag Archives: pandemic

Safest way to handle the holidays during a pandemic

With the coronavirus pandemic worsening again,  the holidays are going to be a challenge this year, so a Harvard epidemiologist offered something of a survival guide for navigating travel, family gatherings, and other autumnal activities. William Hanage, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said it’s important to… Read More »

White House chief Meadows says ‘we’re not going to control the pandemic’ after coronavirus cases hit record high

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows talks to reporters at the White House on October 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis | Getty Images News | Getty Images White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said on Sunday that the U.S. will not get control of the coronavirus pandemic as the country reports… Read More »

A Dose of Optimism, as the Pandemic Rages On

On March 16, back when White House news conferences were still deemed safe to attend, President Trump stood before reporters and announced that drastic nationwide restrictions — in schools, work places, our social lives — were needed to halt the coronavirus. The guidelines, “15 Days to Slow the Spread,” were accompanied by a grim chart.… Read More »

Removing regulatory barriers has helped hospitals save lives during the pandemic

As the coronavirus began to spread throughout the country, hospitals have been repeatedly overwhelmed by waves of infected patients who need immediate access to medical care. In response, governors and legislators took groundbreaking steps to waive government barriers that prevent hospitals from increasing the number of beds and adding additional services to care for these… Read More »

Hospitals saw fewer heart attacks and strokes as the coronavirus pandemic struck — and nobody knows why

Science Photo Library | Getty Images Covid-19 patients might have been flooding into emergency departments in the spring, particularly in states like New York. But for everything else — heart attacks, strokes and other kinds of emergencies — the numbers were down for many hospitals across the country.  A new study collating data from five… Read More »

What One Health Care CEO Is Learning from the Pandemic – Harvard Business Review

ALBERTO PIZZOLI/Getty Images We’ve made our coronavirus coverage free for all readers. To get all of HBR’s content delivered to your inbox, sign up for the Daily Alert newsletter. Chad Spain is a family medicine physician who practices in an Intermountain Healthcare clinic in Salt Lake City, and during the pandemic, he treated a patient… Read More »