Amid a raging pandemic, the US faces a nursing shortage. Can we close the gap?

The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on another US medical emergency: a serious shortage of nurses.

Rayna M Letourneau, Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of South Florida • conversation
Nov. 20, 2020 ~8 min

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Racial discrimination ages Black Americans faster, according to a 25-year-long study of families

A study of 800 Black American families shows early experiences of racism have long-term consequences for physical and mental health.

Sierra Carter, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Georgia State University • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~5 min

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Enslaved people's health was ignored from the country's beginning, laying the groundwork for today's health disparities

The health care inequities suffered by Black Americans today began centuries ago.

Eric Kyere, Assistant professor, social work, IUPUI • conversation
July 30, 2020 ~6 min

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Is telehealth as good as in-person care? A telehealth researcher explains how to get the most out of remote health care

Telehealth has seen massive increases in use since the pandemic started. When done right, remote health care can be just as effective as in-person medicine.

Jennifer A. Mallow, Associate Professor of Nursing, West Virginia University • conversation
July 22, 2020 ~8 min

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How deadly is the coronavirus? The true fatality rate is tricky to find, but researchers are getting closer

The percentage of people who die from a coronavirus infection is an important number for public health experts to know. Recent estimates now put it at 0.26%, far lower than initially thought.

Alex Washburne, Disease Ecology Research Scientist, Montana State University • conversation
July 15, 2020 ~9 min

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How the Trump administration accidentally insured over 200,000 through Obamacare

The idea, says our experts, was to shut down Obamacare. But it didn't work out that way. This could take on more importance as the number of uninsured swells due to coronavirus.

David Anderson, Health policy research scientist, Duke University • conversation
April 28, 2020 ~7 min

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Robots are playing many roles in the coronavirus crisis – and offering lessons for future disasters

Robots are helping health care workers and public safety officials more safely and quickly treat coronavirus patients and contain the pandemic. They have something in common: They're tried and tested.

Vignesh Babu Manjunath Gandudi, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University • conversation
April 22, 2020 ~10 min

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Coronavirus: a warning to Latin America and the Caribbean to dramatically increase COVID-19 testing

A group of population experts have called on governments in Latin American and the Caribbean to urgently ramp up testing for COVID-19 before it's too late.

Marília R. Nepomuceno, Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research • conversation
April 8, 2020 ~6 min

 covid-19  coronavirus  testing  healthcare  latin-america  demography  coronavirus-testing  caribbean

Coronavirus and triage: a medical ethicist on how hospitals make difficult decisions

Trying to maximise lives saved will inevitably be contentious and imperfect.

Anthony Wrigley, Professor of Ethics, Keele University • conversation
March 31, 2020 ~6 min

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Coronavirus: your guide to winners and losers in the business world

A sector-by-sector look at who is benefiting, who is in trouble and who could go either way.

Michael Wade, Professor of Innovation and Strategy, Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation, International Institute for Management Development (IMD) • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~12 min

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