Tag Archives: COVID19

Michael Hiltzik: Arizona rations healthcare amid COVID-19 – Los Angeles Times

You may think that the coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes, are frightening enough. But Arizona has just activated a rulebook for rationing hospital care that is truly terrifying. In brief, the rules allow hospitals to deny critical healthcare resources such as ventilators to patients based on medical judgments about their likelihood of living… Read More »

Nurse on the Frontlines of COVID-19 Shares Her Experience

The heavily censored video above, “Perspectives on the Pandemic: Episode Nine,” features an interview with retired Army Sergeant Erin Olszewski, a nurse turned private citizen journalist who for the past few months has cared for COVID-19 patients in Florida and New York. In this must-see interview, she shares her experiences at the two facilities. Elmhurst… Read More »

Community Organizations Can Reduce the Privacy Impacts of Surveillance During COVID-19

By ADRIAN GROPPER, MD Until scientists discover a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19, our economy and our privacy will be at the mercy of imperfect technology used to manage the pandemic response. Contact tracing, symptom capture and immunity assessment are essential tools for pandemic response, which can benefit from appropriate technology. However, the effectiveness of… Read More »