The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on another US medical emergency: a serious shortage of nurses.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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Health insurers are starting to roll back coverage for telehealth – even though demand is way up due to COVID-19
Widely adopted in the US when pandemic precautions kept people home, telehealth faces a challenge as insurance coverage changes, right when its popularity had surged.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~8 min
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The global pandemic has fueled illicit online sales of COVID-19 commodities, some of which are dangerous or illegal. Researchers are assessing the size and reach of this underground market.
Aug. 19, 2020 • ~7 min
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The UK alone may use 10 million disposable items each day, though more sustainable alternatives are available.
Aug. 6, 2020 • ~6 min
Pandemic precautions have given new life to disposable plastic products, which the industry claims are more 'hygienic' than reusables. But critics say there's no scientific evidence this is so.
July 14, 2020 • ~9 min
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Masks help stop the spread of coronavirus – the science is simple and I'm one of 100 experts urging governors to require public mask-wearing
Recommendations around mask usage are confusing. The science isn't. Evidence shows that masks are extremely effective to slow the coronavirus and may be the best tool available right now to fight it.
May 14, 2020 • ~10 min
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The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) began production of personal protective equipment (PPE) on Sunday.
April 7, 2020 • ~5 min
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With cases of COVID-19 multiplying, a Massachusetts General Hospital preparedness expert discusses existing challenges and the ways first responders can get ready to meet the new coronavirus.
March 12, 2020 • ~10 min
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