The status quo isn’t working. Four renowned designers and architects offer their two cents on how to redesign it.
Bon Ku, MD, MPP"What are the ways we can actually measure the quality of design? So if the goal of your design is to improve equity, and health, and social housing outcomes, those are measurable things."
How inclusive methods can build elegant design solutions that work for all.
Sometimes designed objects reject their users: a computer mouse that doesn't work for left-handed people, for example, or a touchscreen payment system that...
Seven weeks ago, South Korea and the U.S. had the same number of COVID-19 deaths. Today, South Korea has less than 300, and the U.S. has more than 70,000.
Bon Ku, MD, MPPMy parents now live in S. Korea.🇰🇷
In March I was worried about them getting infected.
Now they fear for their son who lives in America. 🇺🇸
S. Korea has <300 Covid-19 cases.
Read @DKThomp's piece about this country's world-class response:
Mitigation can buy us time, but only suppression can get us to where we need to be.
Bon Ku, MD, MPP"Doctors and nurses are the pandemic’s combat heroes, but the supermarket cashier with her bottle of sanitizer and the UPS driver with his latex gloves are the supply and logistics troops who keep the frontline forces intact."
This is what I learned during 10 days of treating Covid pneumonia at Bellevue Hospital.
Bon Ku, MD, MPPHow might we prevent intubations of patients with Covid-19?
✅Prone patients early - opens up lower, posterior lungs
✅Have symptomatic patients (even w/ neg swab test) do home pulse oximetry monitoring x 2 weeks.
Nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) intended to reduce infectious contacts between persons form an integral part of plans to mitigate the impact of the next influenza pandemic. Although the potential benefits of NPIs are supported by mathematical...