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A 20-something extrovert’s guide to social distancing

By Christian Goodwin It began as a thought experiment over dinner two weeks ago. Wouldn’t it be a chilling sci-fi story, if there was a pandemic that was deadly to older people, but ignored by young people because they thought they were immune? I shrugged it off as an apocalyptic-dread scenario. The next day I… Continue reading A 20-something extrovert’s guide to social distancing

Zero Visitation Policy: A Call for Empathy During Troubling Times 

Download as a PDF Pandemic precautions are now in place. Zero visitation policies at hospitals mean no one besides patients are allowed into the facility. Zero—no family members, no friends, no loved ones. It goes against our humanity and everything we, as health care providers, have done in the past, but it is a necessity,… Continue reading Zero Visitation Policy: A Call for Empathy During Troubling Times 

Keeping Kids Out of the Clinic Who Don’t Need to Be There

March 26, 2020 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended on March 18, 2020: “Keep children out of the health care system if it’s not necessary. Use telemedicine and other non-direct care, when appropriate. Review infection-control measures, including asking patients with symptoms to call ahead so they can be… Continue reading Keeping Kids Out of the Clinic Who Don’t Need to Be There

The COVID Resilience Marathon

By Nomi Levy-Carrick, MD, MPhil The Boston marathon was delayed and, in its stead, we are asked to engage in a totally different test of endurance. Instead of running a distance, we are keeping our distance. Instead of counting the miles, we are counting the days. Instead of reveling in the crowds among strangers, we… Continue reading The COVID Resilience Marathon

COVID Pandemic: Conserving Personal Protective Equipment

In the past few weeks, the global pandemic attributed to COVID-19 has taken root in the United States. As our health care systems, scientists, and society mount preparedness and response efforts, one issue seems of paramount importance – how to keep patients, and those within health care settings who care for them, safe.  Personal protective… Continue reading COVID Pandemic: Conserving Personal Protective Equipment

COVID Pandemic: Conserving Personal Protective Equipment

By Evan M. Benjamin, MD, MS; Mary Brindle, MD, MPH; Sue Gullo RN, MS; and Saranya Loehrer, MD, MPH In the past few weeks, the global pandemic attributed to COVID-19 has taken root in the United States. As our health care systems, scientists, and society mount preparedness and response efforts, one issue seems of paramount… Continue reading COVID Pandemic: Conserving Personal Protective Equipment

This One Is for the Health Workers at the Front Lines

By Rebecca Weintraub, MD and Bill Rodriguez, MD With rapidly rising numbers of COVID-19 cases around the world, there is growing concern about risks to the public health in the U.S. The impact of COVID-19 on front line health workers is even more distressing — some 1,700 health workers in Italy are known to have… Continue reading This One Is for the Health Workers at the Front Lines

#StayHome: Coming Together While Staying Apart

In all our work, Ariadne Labs is committed to saving lives and reducing suffering for patients everywhere. We aim to create simple, scalable solutions for critical moments at all stages of the health care journey. The coronavirus pandemic has rapidly become a critical moment for the entire world, and we feel an obligation to respond… Continue reading #StayHome: Coming Together While Staying Apart

#StayHome: Coming Together While Staying Apart

By Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH In all our work, Ariadne Labs is committed to saving lives and reducing suffering for patients everywhere. We aim to create simple, scalable solutions for critical moments at all stages of the health care journey. The coronavirus pandemic has rapidly become a critical moment for the entire world, and we… Continue reading #StayHome: Coming Together While Staying Apart

#KidsHomeSafe: Consejos para familias sobre distanciamiento social

Por Dan Schwarz, MD, MPH y Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH Versión en inglés disponible aquí. “Lo que hagamos, o no hagamos, en la siguiente semana tendrá un impacto sumamente grande en el trayecto local y quizá nacional del coronavirus. Con relación a Italia, nosotros estamos algunos días atrasados”- Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH (Social Distancing: This… Continue reading #KidsHomeSafe: Consejos para familias sobre distanciamiento social