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."
The pharmaceutical company paused the late-stage clinical trial of its coronavirus vaccine because of a sick volunteer.
Craig Spencer MD MPHThe White House is reportedly embracing a herd-immunity approach focused on “protecting the elderly and the vulnerable” just a few weeks after it failed to protect a 74-year-old with multiple comorbidities.
Genetic discordance of the two SARS-CoV-2 specimens was greater than could be accounted
for by short-term in vivo evolution. These findings suggest that the patient was infected
by SARS-CoV-2 on two separate occasions by a genetically distinct...
One of the key questions in predicting the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused
by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is how well and how
long the immune responses protect the host from reinfection. For some viruses,...