News, Research, and Innovations Related to the Historic Pandemic

Opinion: COVID-19 crisis exposes need for safe out-of-hospital birth

The Mercury News, April 24, 2020

Most freestanding birth centers area already filled through May during the expected peak of the epidemic

Protecting Healthcare’s Family Caregivers Amidst The COVID-19 Pandemic

Health Affairs, April 24, 2020

Family caregivers in homes are not well equipped to follow barrier precautions

The Next Public Health Crisis: Mass Unemployment

Scientific American blog, April 21, 2020

Layoffs mean poor access to health insurance, afflicting patients, health systems and states.Layoffs mean poor access to health insurance, afflicting patients, health systems and states.

Op-Ed: Instead of building more hospitals, turn bedrooms into hospital rooms

Los Angeles Times, April 20, 2020

With some hospitals facing with a severe shortage of beds in the pandemic, one solution is “hospital at home,” a well-studied model of care transforms the patient’s own bed into a hospital bed, increasing capacity quickly and efficiently.

Google’s “COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports” Track Crowding Within Communities

HPMI, April 16, 2020

A new smart phone GPS tool from Google can help public health authorities track residents’ mobility and lead to better understand the impact of social distancing.

States are bidding against each other and the federal government for important medical supplies — and it’s driving up prices

CNBC, April 11, 2020

The federal government should be a neutral player, says CERC’s Kevin Schulman, MD.

Physicians’ Risk From COVID-19: A Reassuring Statistic—But this is no reason to relax protective strategies

MedPage Today, April 10, 2020

CERC’s Robert Kaplan: If the data are correct, there may be fewer physician deaths from the virus than one would expect.

Coronavirus Pandemic Spurs Stanford Researchers to Create Hospital Resource Calculator

Wall Street Journal, April 7, 2020

Led by CERC’s David Scheinker, researchers built a set of online calculators to help COVID-19 resource planners allocate staff and equipment. 

"We Must Treat the Epidemic the Way Twitter Handles News: Make Medical Solutions Real Time and Democratic"

CTEC, March 25, 2020

CERC’s Nirav Shah, speaking at an investor conference: "The virus is evolving. This is a 21st century disease and we need to arm ourselves with 21st century tools."

Can Smart Thermometers Track the Spread of the Coronavirus?

New York Times, March 18, 2020

A company that makes internet-connected thermometers has followed the flu more closely than the CDC can. Now the devices may be turning up cases of Covid-19.