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July 2020 Charley Willison, Iris Holmes,
Policies and models concerning the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that operate on the assumption that preparedness and response will occur under… More
July 2020 Dalton Conley,
Like many privileged Manhattan residents, my family was lucky to escape from New York City as the number of cases of COVID-19 was on its steepest… More
July 2020 David Rosner,
At last, some good news! According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), this year has witnessed a 25% decrease in energy demand in a large number… More
June 2020 John E. McDonough,
For some years I’ve pondered a Commonwealth Fund chart showing the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) for health care comparing the United… More
June 2020 Robin S. Gotler, Larry A. Green, Rebecca S. Etz,
In April 1966, the National Commission on Community Health Services presented President Lyndon Johnson with their report, Health Is a Community… More
June 2020 Heidi L. Allen,
Policymakers should make Medicaid policy a key strategy for addressing the public health and economic crises stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. More
May 2020 Lawrence O. Gostin, Sarah Wetter,
On April 14, 2020, President Trump announced the suspension of funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) for 60 to 90 days to investigate… More
May 2020 Sara Rosenbaum,
By now it is axiomatic: In the United States, insurance is the single most important determinant of access to necessary health care. If this… More
April 2020 Marianne Bitler, Hilary Hoynes, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach,
Over the past two months, the United States has seen a historic increase in unemployment. While some of these jobs quickly will be regained when the… More
March 2020 Joshua M. Sharfstein,
Since 2015, I have taught a course at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health called Crisis and Response in Public Health Policy and… More
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