By Rich Davey, Marin Gjaja, Selin Zalma, and Daniel Acosta

KEY MESSAGE:

By restoring the federal˗state partnership in the following five key areas, we can protect lives and livelihoods:


Five Steps in the Right Direction · Special Issue 1 — COVID-19: Unprecedented Challenges and Chances

HDSR — Harvard Data Science Review
David Leslie
Published on: Jun 05, 2020

Abstract

Innovations in data science and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) have a central role to play in supporting global efforts to combat COVID-19.

The versatility of AI/ML technologies enables scientists and technologists to address an impressively broad range…


The Economist, June 5th 2021

HOSPITALS ARE full, favelas echo with gunfire and a record 14.7% of workers are unemployed. Incredibly, Brazil’s economy is smaller now than it was in 2011-and it will take a lot of strong quarters like the one reported on June 1st to repair its reputation…


T HE INDIGENOUS territory Sete de Setembro draws its name from the “first contact” with the Paiter Suruí tribe: September 7th 1969. …


Image courtesy of Michael Austin/theispot.com

From Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) to Strategic National Emergency Reserve (SNER).

Rethinking Industry’s Role in a National Emergency

The shortcomings of the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile must be remedied before the next large-scale public health emergency. Here’s how.

MIT Sloan Management Review, May 27, 2021
ManMohan S. Sodhi and Christopher S. Tang,

Photographs of doctors and nurses wearing garbage bags to protect themselves from infection are among the most indelible images of the COVID-19 pandemic. They also testify to the limitations of the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).


Health workers carry out mass screening using rapid antigen tests at a school in France. Credit: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty

Scientists still debate whether millions of cheap, fast diagnostic kits will help control the pandemic. Here’s why.

Nature, 09 FEBRUARY 2021
Giorgia Guglielmi

As the number of UK coronavirus cases surged in early 2021, the government announced a potential game-changer in the fight against COVID-19: millions of cheap, rapid virus tests. On 10 January, it said it would roll these tests out across the country, to be…


US can donate doses as early as June 2021 to help bolster COVAX supply or directly support global hot spots

BCG, May 25th 2021


Promising and amazing advances in vaccination, diagnostic tests, immune therapy and gene testing.

The Wall Street Journal
By Robin L. Smith
Updated May 24, 2021 5:49 pm ET

Fifty years have passed since President Nixon declared war on cancer in his 1971 State of the Union address: “The time has come in America when the same kind of concentrated effort that . …


People queue to receive a Covid-19 jab in Bolton © Anthony Devlin/Bloomberg

Financial Times, May 22, 2021 8:03 am
by
John Burn-Murdoch , Anna Gross and Sarah Neville in London

New UK government research suggests two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine are needed to provide strong protection against symptomatic infection from the coronavirus variant first identified in India, according to two people…


Similar to Mayo´s Clinic CARP — COVID-19 Activity Rehabilitation program

Fatigue, perceived cognitive impairment and mood disorders associated with post-COVID-19 syndrome (PCS)

Mayo Clinic, May 12, 2021
By Jay Furst

ROCHESTER, Minn. ­­­- Patients diagnosed with post-COVID-19 syndrome, also known as “PCS,” “COVID-19 long-haul syndrome” and “Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS COV-2,” experience symptoms such as mood disorders, fatigue and perceived cognitive impairment that can negatively affect returning to work and resuming normal…

Joaquim Cardoso @ BCG

Senior Advisor for Health Care Strategy to BCG — Boston Consulting Group

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