Summer’s in full swing, and while New York recently saw its first day since March with zero COVID-19 related deaths, we still have a long road to recovery ahead. Many states around the country are struggling with massive upticks in coronavirus cases. Here’s our top news from the week.
Public health officials are pleading with Americans to make a few small changes in their behaviors to help control the expanding pandemic. We have long emphasized technology, new drugs, and bigger medical systems at the expense of public health initiatives that can be more effective at lower cost. [via LA Times]
Public health specialists are at risk of burning out as we experience another surge of coronavirus cases. [via The Atlantic]
No single statistic captures the full picture of the coronavirus crisis. But understanding what each one can and can’t reveal can paint a picture about pandemic’s trajectory. [via The Wall Street Journal]
Our country’s health care workers are dying. This poignant piece of journalism tells their stories. [via Kaiser Health News]
Maternal morbidity and mortality is already a huge problem in the United States, and disproportionately impacts Black women. The coronavirus pandemic could make it so much worse. [via Today]
In-depth reporting and data analysis highlights that Black and Latino people have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus in a widespread manner that spans the country, throughout hundreds of counties in urban, suburban and rural areas, and across all age groups. [via The New York Times]