Explore the latest in public health, including advances in epidemic and pandemic control and community health interventions and care delivery.
This Viewpoint proposes a policy framework for reopening of US primary, middle, and high schools (kindergarten through 12th grade) in fall 2020, including ramping up community public health responses in the summer, symptom screening of students, and privileging return-to-school decisions for younger children and others at risk for education disparities.
This Viewpoint acknowledges the urgent need for answers to coronavirus-related public health questions such as individuals’ risk for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) exposure and disease if workplaces, schools, and businesses reopen, and emphasizes the need to translate cross-disciplinary science into usable form for policy decision makers, risk analysts, and the public.
This Medical News article discusses nursing homes’ ongoing challenges during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
This study describes SARS-CoV-2 PCR test positivity among health care workers before, during, and after implementation of a policy requiring universal masking of all health care workers and patients in a large health care system in Massachusetts.
This Viewpoint discusses examples of how many private sector businesses have aligned their core missions with civil and human rights and sustainability reforms, and emphasizes the importance of engaging the sector in achieving public health goals and accelerating worldwide recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
This Medical News story discusses the challenge of minimizing the risk of COVID-19 in kindergarten through 12th grades while maintaining prepandemic educational standards.
This cross-sectional study combines data from satellites and the National Comorbidity Survey–Adolescent Supplement to measure the association of outdoor artificial light at night with self-reported sleep duration and past-year anxiety and mood disorders in adolescents.
This survey study examines a nationwide social media campaign about personal hygiene and physical distancing in the Netherlands and evaluates its effectiveness in improving behavior and curbing the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
This survey study examines the association of instability of positive affect with all-cause mortality in older adults in England.
This Medical News feature discusses the debate over human challenge trials to test the safety and efficacy of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine candidates.
In the context of an increase in infectious diseases occurring in association with the US epidemic of opioid use disorder (OUD), this Viewpoint summarizes recommendations from a recent National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) committee report intended to facilitate and integrate public health responses to both.
This Viewpoint proposes strategies to ensure adequate supply and distribution of medication in the US during and beyond the coronavirus pandemic, including development and funding of a national essential medicines supply, allocation strategies to prevent stockpiling, and funding of home delivery services to ensure adequate access for lower income and underserved populations.
This cohort study uses medical records, death certificates, and hospital discharge data to describe health care exposures and outcomes among adult patients with sepsis and septic shock.
This survey study assesses the reach of court-ordered tobacco industry antismoking advertisements the association between exposure to these advertisements and intentions and/or attempts to quit smoking among cigarette smokers.
This Viewpoint emphasizes the importance of accurate, detailed documentation of cause of death, underlying medical disease, and contributing comorbidities to allow public health agencies to track and manage the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic based on timely and accurate classifications.
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