Briefings Archive

Period:

RESEARCH
  • Using saliva to detect covid-19. Results are mixed
POLICY
  • Call for collaboration in vaccine development

(Week in Review)
POLICY
  • New options created by ACA protect the newly unemployed from losing health insurance
  • Emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma granted over experts' concerns
  • Operation Warp Speed becomes more transparent, but questions still remain

(Week in Review)
RESEARCH
  • How long is SARS-CoV-2 *really* contagious? A best-evidence update
  • How many children have asymptomatic coronavirus infections? New data released

RESEARCH
  • How long is SARS-CoV-2 *really* contagious? A best-evidence update
POLICY
  • Conundrum of data collection. The CDC and HHS continue to fight
  • CDC walks back guidance against testing asymptomatic people

RESEARCH
  • Pre-existing conditions that contribute to mortality in covid-19. What we know
POLICY
  • Operation Warp Speed becomes more transparent, but questions still remain

RESEARCH
  • Googling away your anxiety: search engine trends during the pandemic
POLICY
  • Federal funds sit unused or with hidden strings
  • FDA commissioner walks back misleading statements on plasma

RESEARCH
  • How many children have asymptomatic coronavirus infections? New data released
POLICY
  • A Note From Brief19
  • New options created by ACA protect the newly unemployed from losing health insurance

RESEARCH
  • Minorities account for an outsized proportion of covid-19 hospitalizations
POLICY
  • Emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma granted over experts' concerns
  • Decreased oversight of laboratory tests

(Week in Review)
POLICY
  • Plasma therapy not ready for prime time
  • New pilot for rural healthcare
  • Salivating for samples. A new test for SARS-CoV-2 moves forward
  • Americans get more than ballots by mail. They also get their medications

(Week in Review)
RESEARCH
  • Remdesivir finds no benefit for patients with moderate covid-19 illness
  • Covid-19, race, and hospital mortality. A large study provides insight

RESEARCH
  • Remdesivir finds no benefit for patients with moderate covid-19 illness
POLICY
  • Plasma therapy not ready for prime time

RESEARCH
  • An unfortunate rise in child abuse

RESEARCH
  • A toxicologist's view on proposals for oleander to treat covid-19
POLICY
  • New pilot for rural healthcare
  • AMA asks for delayed payback

RESEARCH
  • Covid-19, race, and hospital mortality. A large study provides insight
POLICY
  • Americans get more than ballots by mail. They also get their medications

RESEARCH
  • How did primary care practices adapt to covid-19?
POLICY
  • Salivating for samples. A new test for SARS-CoV-2 moves forward

(Week in Review)
POLICY
  • Two major organizations release an election safety guideline. Yes, it can be done
  • New Zealand Responds to the Return of Covid-19
  • The FDA says it won't cut corners in the race for a coronavirus vaccine. Russia will
  • Reimbursement for coronavirus counseling

(Week in Review)
RESEARCH
  • Diversity, Representation and Covid-19 Clinical Trials
  • Experiments with Icatibant show promise in treating covid-19 lung disease
  • New research suggests that nurse staffing shortages result in increased cases in nursing homes

RESEARCH
  • Experiments with Icatibant show promise in treating covid-19 lung disease
  • Covid-19 versus 1918 H1N1 "Spanish flu." They belong in the same conversation
POLICY
  • Georgia ICE facility reports another covid-19-related death
  • New Zealand Responds to the Return of Covid-19

RESEARCH
  • Diversity, Representation and Covid-19 Clinical Trials
POLICY
  • The FDA says it won't cut corners in the race for a coronavirus vaccine. Russia will
  • Reimbursement for coronavirus counseling

RESEARCH
  • The Kiwi Response to covid-19
POLICY
  • Two major organizations release an election safety guideline. Yes, it can be done.
  • The risk of reimbursement data

RESEARCH
  • Staffing shortages seen in nursing homes with higher covid-19 rates
POLICY
  • Discord in DC. An agreement on a fourth stimulus package remains elusive

RESEARCH
  • Is flying during the pandemic safe? A new estimate paints a rosy picture.
POLICY
  • Executive order to bring medical manufacturing home

(Week in Review)
POLICY
  • In the quest to understand immunity, immunity passports lose favor
  • The legalities of state-by-state travel restrictions
  • Pay cuts for heroes? 2021 proposed physician fee schedule published

(Week in Review)
RESEARCH
  • Emergency room visit trends during the pandemic. Fewer patients. Sicker patients.
  • Do patients with covid-19 have increased risk for blood clots in the lung?

RESEARCH
  • The decline and return of hospitalizations for heart attacks
POLICY
  • In the quest to understand immunity, immunity passports lose favor
  • The legalities of state-by-state travel restrictions

RESEARCH
  • Do symptomatic and asymptomatic patients stay positive for SARS-CoV-2 for the same period of time? A new study sheds light and offers other insights.
POLICY
  • Pay cuts for heroes? 2021 proposed physician fee schedule published

RESEARCH
  • Emergency room visit trends during the pandemic. Fewer patients. Sicker patients
POLICY
  • Tests results are taking too long. Six states tired of waiting band together
  • The medical liability protection update: Congress still mulling it over

RESEARCH
  • BREAKING: A new paper reports various cancers went undiagnosed during the first peak of the covid-19 pandemic. Why this may not be nearly as bad as it sounds
POLICY
  • Will the US healthcare system pass this test? Did the ACA already make an impact?
  • HHS extends funding deadline

RESEARCH
  • Do patients with covid-19 have increased risk for blood clots in the lung?
POLICY
  • Fourth Coronavirus relief bill plods forward. Will Congress fund testing and contact tracing? Unemployment benefits also hang in the balance

(Week in Review)
POLICY
  • Health justice demands global supply of remdesivir
  • The FDA seeks home-based coronavirus tests. Will they work?
  • The CDC updates its isolation guidelines
  • CDC releases school reopening statements. No specific guidelines provided

(Week in Review)
RESEARCH
  • School closures correlate with decreased covid-19 incidence
  • Some patients have more severe covid-19 than others. A study suggests genetics play a role
  • A decline in heart transplants due to covid-19, the waitlist actually dwindles