Craig Spencer MD MPHJoining @jaketapper on @CNN at 3:15pm EST.
The first time I was on his show was back in March, right as #COVID19 started hitting NYC. We talked about how we needed a better response to prevent the worst.
Sadly, not much has changed.
Investing in primary care now will prepare the U.S. for the next pandemic
Craig Spencer MD MPHAn excellent piece by my friend and brilliant colleague @sonyastoked on why we must invest in primary care to prepare for the next pandemic.
"A strong primary care system provides a durable base for operationalizing all outbreak response activities."
This report describes an analysis of COVID-19 hospitalization data from 13 sites, which indicated that 6% of adults hospitalized with COVID-19 were health care personnel.
Craig Spencer MD MPHMany healthcare workers have battled COVID as both providers AND as patients.
In this @CDCgov study they made up 6% of adults hospitalized with COVID19. And a high proportion had indications of severe disease:
▪️ ~1/4 were admitted to an ICU
▪️ 4% died.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows declined to say how many people in Vice President Mike Pence’s office have contracted the coronavirus during a contentious CNN interview, while defending the decision to keep
This week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order the likes of which has never been seen in a democracy., writes Laurie Garrett. It is an edict expected under a dictatorship, a banana republic or a military regime.
The coronavirus pandemic is causing "unacceptable" shortages of US drug supplies in the United States, according to a report from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota.
How the world’s greatest public health organization was brought to its knees by a virus, the president and the capitulation of its own leaders, causing damage that could last much longer than the coronavirus.
Craig Spencer MD MPHWe need all of us to act, together, to get this pandemic under control.
But we also need public health leadership. The CDC - muzzled during this pandemic - needs to be out front, communicating with the American people.
Partisanship doesn't end outbreaks.
This report describes an analysis of 114,411 COVID-19–associated deaths reported to National Vital Statistics System during May–August 2020.
Craig Spencer MD MPHNew @CDCgov MMWR documenting the continued disproportionate impact of #COVID19.
"Racial and ethnic disparities among COVID-19 decedents have persisted over the course of the pandemic and continue to increase among Hispanic persons."