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Timeliness metrics: An opportunity for epidemic response tracking and improvement
February 4, 2021
One way to track improvements in outbreak response is through ‘timeliness’ metrics, including the time from outbreak to detection and the time from detection to outbreak response. Speed in all of these steps plays a major role in the ability to prevent a small cluster of cases from becoming an epidemic.
Who is really coming to Thanksgiving dinner?
November 20, 2020
More than three million people are contagious with COVID-19 in the United States today, and many don’t know it. Be aware of who you are celebrating Thanksgiving with and how you are taking steps to prevent infection.
Update on COVID-19 in Africa
August 26, 2020
Since the first COVID-19 case in Africa was recorded on Feb. 14, 2020 in Egypt, there have been more than 1.1 million reported confirmed cases and more than 26,000 deaths across the continent
3 W’s to reduce the risk of COVID-19
June 29, 2020
The 3 W’s can make a big difference in controlling #COVID19: Wear a mask, Wash your hands, Watch your distance.
COVID-19 trends in the United States
June 23, 2020
The need to loosen and tighten restrictions may be a reality around the world for months to come.
The COVID-19 Case Iceberg
June 11, 2020
The 2 million reported cases in the US are just the tip of the iceberg
Returning to work and COVID-19
June 9, 2020
Employers must consider several factors to help ensure a safe and healthy work environment as businesses reopen and employees return to the workplace.
Eleven epidemiological fallacies in COVID-19
June 9, 2020
11 misconceptions about COVID-19 data and its interpretation to better inform our use of data for decision-making.
Testing and test data, what it can and cannot tell us
June 2, 2020
Testing is an essential component of a comprehensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are several factors that should be considered in order to implement and monitor a successful testing strategy.
Estimated impact of COVID-19 on life expectancy in New York City
May 19, 2020
New York City and the surrounding metropolitan area have seen the largest COVID-19 outbreak in the world. As of May 14, there have been more than 180,000 diagnosed cases in New York City alone.
COVID-19 in Africa
May 14, 2020
The coronavirus is an unprecedented global threat, including for Africa. But if governments and communities act swiftly, we can save lives, protect health care workers, and reduce economic harm. This video highlights critical actions to take.
Assessing COVID-19 resurgence
May 12, 2020
As some countries roll back the public health and social measures, many predict a new wave of COVID-19 cases.
Country preparedness and COVID-19
May 5, 2020
Since the SARS epidemic of 2003, there has been a renewed emphasis on improved global preparedness for health threats.
Box It In
April 17, 2020
As US states rollout plans to gradually re-open society, there are four essential actions that governments must commit and invest in now to open as soon and safely as possible and prevent further COVID-19 spread.
April 1, 2020
When we think of reopening society, it’s about easing the faucet, not opening the floodgates. We created a visual and factsheets on when to loosen and when to tighten physical distancing based on the disease curve.
Number of intensive care beds needed in the US could far exceed the number available
March 19, 2020
We must continue to flatten the curve and reduce the demands on the health system. At the same time, we need to increase the number of available ICU beds, including the equipment and staffneeded to expertly manage patients.
COVID-19 Pandemic Severity Assessment Framework by age
March 10, 2020
A pandemic framework allows for initial and ongoing assessment of how infectious and severe a pandemic is and can help identify response strategies.
Global Health Minute: COVID-19
March 6, 2020
Our inaugural videofrom the Global Health Minute seriesis about COVID-19: what we know, what we need to learn, and how to prevent future epidemics.
Insights from the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus
March 5, 2020
A joint mission of experts was conducted in China inFebruary to better understand the COVID-19 outbreak and what works to control it. A detailed mission report was released and experts from Resolve to Save Lives identified key insights.
Detecting COVID-19 deaths soon after realizing coronavirus is spreading in a country is a serious concern
March 3, 2020
The time between the first recognized case and first recognized death may be an indicator of how capable a country is at finding and responding to diseases.
Adaptive Response to COVID-19
February 20, 2020
Response measures for COVID-19 change as countries from containment to mitigations. These measures dampen the impact of the pandemicandimprove survival.