COVID-19 and public health

USA

Response from Prof Charlene Harrington et al to Marko Mijic, 14 April 2020. “The April 12th NY Times reported that 50% of nursing homes in NY and 70% of New Jersey nursing homes now have the COVID-19 virus and we can expect that to happen soon in California if more extensive emergency efforts are not undertaken … We applaud the efforts of the Governor and all its agencies to address the dire emergency situation for SNFs and RCFEs. More must be done to stop the spread of the virus throughout most of the state’s facilities …” read more

Response from Marko Mijic on behalf of the Health & Human Services Agency, 10 April 2020. “These Californians are a top priority for us as they are the most vulnerable and are at heightened risk for COVID-19” … read more

Letter from Prof Charlene Harrington & 32 others to Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, 10 April 2020. “We are writing to urge you to take action to protect California nursing homes and assisted living facilities …” read more

Interview with Dr Robert Redfield, Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NPR, 31 March 2020