Virtual Roundtable Racial Inequities of COVID 19
Drs. Lisa Cooper and Leana Wen discuss the racial inequities that exist in the health care field today and how that impacts the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Health Equity in COVID-19: Breaking Down Longstanding Barriers to Save Lives
Equal access to resources, care, and information is a substantial problem for at-risk groups such as older adults, ethnic minorities, or those with low incomes even in the best of times. In this pandemic, where it’s critical to “flatten the curve” among all groups, these barriers cannot be ignored. Dr. Lisa Cooper, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity, talks to Dr. Josh Sharfstein about what needs to be done to address these significant, persistent challenges. Learn more: jhsph.edu/covid-19
Amy Cooper apologizes after Central Park confrontation
The verbal dispute between a white woman walking her dog and a black man birdwatching in New York has generated immense backlash and accusations of racism. Amy Cooper, who has since been fired from her firm, has issued an apology.
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Philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates offers insights into the COVID-19 pandemic, discussing why testing and self-isolation are essential, which medical advancements show promise and what it will take for the world to endure this crisis. (This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. Recorded March 24, 2020)
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China – coronavirus and its aftermath | DW Documentary
The Chinese government has responded to the pandemic by stepping up digital surveillance and imposing tight censorship. That has intimidated journalists and critics; some of them have even disappeared.
Beijing has been fighting coronavirus for six months now. How has Chinese society changed during that time?
China tries to portray itself as a responsible world power. It has sent teams of humanitarian workers, doctors, and tons of medical equipment to countries affected by the pandemic. But what about the millions of Chinese people who were confined to their homes for weeks or even months? How has the quarantine affected them? Can China's economy recover completely? How has the virus affected the government and the lives of the country's 1.4 billion people? How will these disruptions affect the rest of the world?
Our report tells the stories of people who've been affected by these developments.
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Psychological First Aid Strategies to Deal With Acute Stress
It's a difficult time for everyone, especially those of you who are serving patients. Learn from experts how health care providers can reduce personal stress.
Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH, MDiv
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Vice Chair for ZSFG, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences; Chief of Psychiatry, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
Bruce Perry, MD
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Author of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog and Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered
Robert M. Rodriguez, MD
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine
This presentation is part of the Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis for Health Care Providers webinar series. View previous and upcoming presentations at
The series is co-sponsored by the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, UCSF Office of Alumni Relations, Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, Mindsight Institute, and the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation.
Coronavirus News: The latest on the covid-19 outbreak - 4/7
The rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak continues to upend life around the world as more countries tighten quarantine measures. President Trump has downplayed the dangers of the pandemic, pressing that some Americans could return to work despite the advice of health experts. More than 300,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the United States, which leads the world in number of cases.
The Post’s Libby Casey, joined by reporters Dan Balz, Aaron Blake, Greg Miller and Yasmeen Abutaleb, unpack how the outbreak got so severe in the U.S. and who should be held accountable. They’ll discuss the Post’s report on how it took 70 days for the Trump administration to take the virus seriously after being informed of it on Jan. 3, 2020. Read the investigation: Read more: Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube:
UCI Forum Series: K-12 Education & COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted K-12 education for more than 500,000 public school students in Orange County and 50.8 million students in public schools across the U.S. Technology has helped fill the gap and proved to be a useful tool for homebound students. In a post-COVID-19 environment, many issues – among them active learning, socialization and public health – will need to be explored to ensure the best possible education of this and future generations. This panel discusses the disruption and how to overcome its challenges.
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Dr. Fauci corrects Laura Ingraham on false Covid-19 comparison
CNN's Anderson Cooper fact-checks recent false and controversial statements made by TV doctors and a Fox News host about the coronavirus. #CNN #News
Fauci Convinced Coronavirus Will Return in the Fall
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he had never heard of Rick Bright, who alleged that he was ousted for opposing politically connected efforts to promote a malaria drug that Trump touted without proof as a remedy for COVID-19.
I don't know who he is, Trump said, when asked during his daily White House briefing if he had a response to Bright's allegations..
Bright said in a statement that he was summarily removed from his job on Tuesday and reassigned to a lesser role. His lawyers, Debra Katz and Lisa Banks, called it retaliation plain and simple.
Controversy has swirled around the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine since Trump started promoting it from the podium in the White House briefing room.
During the briefing, Dr. Anthony Fauci also said he is convinced that the coronavirus will return in the fall, contradicting Trump's suggestion earlier in the briefing that the virus might not come back.
Fauci also addressed two pet cats in New York state that tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first cases in companion animals in the United States.
There's no evidence that the virus is transmitted from a pet to to a human, Fauci said.
The cats, which had mild respiratory illnesses and are expected to recover, are thought to have contracted the virus from people in their households or neighborhoods, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say.
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Find Out Which ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Star Is the Most Emotional as Series End Nears
“The Big Bang Theory” is coming to an end after 12 seasons, and with only a handful of episodes left to film, Ellen asked cast members Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, and Mayim Bialik, which of them has become emotional knowing the end of the show is near. Plus, the stars talked about their first impressions of each other and how they’ve changed since the show began in 2007.
Covering Coronavirus: The Pandemic’s Unequal Toll
The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone — but not equally. Black, Latino and Native American communities in particular have suffered higher rates of infection and deaths, laying bare deep inequities in the American health care system and the social factors underlying health. Low-income communities rely heavily on safety net health centers and clinics for care, and at the same moment many of these providers are facing curtailed services or closures due to lost revenues during COVID-19. In this Center for Health Journalism webinar, we seek a deeper understanding on why minority and low-income communities are facing worse outcomes, and explore related data tips and strategies.
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Comedian Sarah Cooper Is Trying Not to Go Full Trump with Her Viral Impressions
Ellen welcomed comedian Sarah Cooper, whose impressive TikToks of her lip-syncing to the president’s press conferences and interviews went viral. She revealed she’s trying not to go “Full Trump,” since she’s already finding herself beginning to be able explain his train of thought – which she sees as problematic.
Addressing Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in the US
COVID-19 has shone a bright light on deep disparities in the United States. African-Americans, First Nations and other minority groups have sustained far higher rates of mortality and morbidity due to this pandemic. This reflects a chronic lack of access to opportunities, programs and services that create structural barriers to good health and social-economic advancement. This webinar will highlight these deep challenges and present policy solutions on how to address them.
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Joint UNESCO-UNICEF-World Bank webinar series on the reopening of schools: well-being
Join this discussion on psycho-social support, protection and health promotion practices, focused on country examples. The event will provide insights on promoting children’s health and well-being in schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Reopening the coronavirus-closed economy — Principles and tradeoffs
The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy convened an online event on May 12 to discuss the principles and tradeoffs of reopening the coronavirus-closed economy.
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Press Conference - Utah Governor and Department of Health Joint Daily Briefing - April 2, 2020
Gov. Herbert shared details about a partnership with Utah tech companies that will greatly increase Utah’s capacity to test for COVID-19. Dr. Angela Dunn will provide a situational update.
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Dr. Lisa Coopers #COVID19RealTimeResponse
As a part of the Bloomberg School of Public Health's #COVID19RealTimeResponse series. Our director, Dr. Lisa Cooper, discussed the impact racism and COVID-19 have on people of color and ways we can combat health inequities many communities are facing.
COVID-19 REAL-TIME RESPONSE: Dr. Josh Sharfstein
COVID-19 REAL-TIME RESPONSE: Stories from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Community presents a video profile of Dr. Josh Sharfstein, a key public voice on this global health emergency.
Dr. Sharfstein advises mayors and policymakers, appears regularly in the media as a trusted source of reliable information, and also hosts a daily podcast on the pandemic that has been downloaded more than a million times.
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COVID-19 REAL-TIME RESPONSE: Drs. Heather and J.W. Awori Hayanga
COVID-19 REAL-TIME RESPONSE: Stories from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Community presents a video profile of Drs. Heather and J.W. Awori Hayanga, a cardiac anesthesiologist and a thoracic surgeon, respectively.
The Hayangas are on the front line of caring not only for patients with COVID-19, but the sickest ones. This is a glimpse of their work in Morgantown, West Virginia.
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At The Heart of The Matter: Unmasking the Invisibility of COVID-19 in Diverse Populations
A webinar discussion of the epidemiology, clinical, prevention and social aspects of COVID-19 infection in diverse populations.
Lessons Learned From the Past:Addressing COVID-19 disparities for a more equitable future
Coronavirus Q&A: Dr. Cohen and Director Sprayberry | English
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D. and Director of NC Emergency Management Mike Sprayberry conduct a media briefing on COVID-19.
Wellness Webinar - Stress Less with Dr. Nathan Cooper
This online webinar Dr. Nathan Cooper will help you distinguish the difference between stress, anxiety, and fear, as well as learn existing strategies for managing stress.
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Emotional Well-Being During COVID-19: P2 - Psychological First Aid Strategies for Frontline Workers
The second webcast in our series on Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis for Healthcare Providers: Psychological First Aid Strategies for Frontline Workers (April 9, 2020).
Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH
Chief of Psychiatry and Vice-Chair, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital/UCSF
Bruce Perry, MD, PhD
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University
Robert Rodriguez, MD
Professor and Associate Chair for Clinical Research, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine
This webcast was co-sponsored by the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, UCSF Office of Alumni Relations, Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and the Mindsight Institute.
Using the COVID-19 Smithsonian Science for Global Goals Module At Home or In School
The Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) educates youth across the world about the most pressing issues of our time. In collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), we have developed a new rapid-response guide COVID-19: How can I protect myself and others? for youth ages 8-17. This guide, part of the Smithsonian Science for Global Goals project, is based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and aims to help young people understand the science and social science of COVID-19, and take actions to keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe.
On Wednesday, May 27, the SSEC will host a webinar to walk through each task of the COVID-19: How can I protect myself and others? module. We will be joined by the curriculum developers who created this module, and explore different strategies for engaging young people to learn about COVID-19 safely, securely, and accurately. This will be followed by Q&A.
COVID-19 is Terrible, but I’m More Likely to Die From Systemic Racism
This webinar features Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. In this webinar, Dr. Jordan defines key concepts that contribute to the oppression, pain, and overwhelming health disparities among Black and other minoritized communities and explains how structural racism results in negative outcomes for Black and other people of color. Dr. Jordan also discusses conditions that have contributed to the over-representation of Black people in the current COVID-19 Pandemic. Lastly, Dr. Jordan ends with a message of hope and call to action to promote a more just and equitable future for Black and other people of color.
COVID-19 Critical Care Training Forum: Episode 7 - May 26
COVID- 19 Critical Care Training Forum: Healing after COVID-19
Moderator: Andrew J. Admon, MD, MPH, MSc, University of Michigan
Presenters: Elyse LaFond, MD, Cornell University; Jack Iwashyna, MD, PhD, University of Michigan; Carla Sevin, MD, Vanderbilt University; and Annie Johnson, APRN ACNP-BC, Mayo Clinic
Dr. LaFond presented a clinical case and Dr. Iwashyna shared questions to ask before hospital discharge of a Covid-19 patient. Dr. Sevin provided insight as to what you should do if you have been asked to see a recovering Covid-19 patient and Dr. Johnson discussed peer support for survivors. Hosted by Andy Admon, MD.
More than Models; the media and the economy at a time of COVID-19 Webinar
Dr. Gillian Tett is an author and journalist at the Financial Times, where she is a markets and finance columnist and also serves as Chair of the Editorial Board, US. Renowned for her early warning that a financial crisis was looming in 2007, offers her insights on the ramifications of the pandemic on the world economy, the shortcomings/strengths of the media coverage taking place, and the role of anthropology in providing a wider vision of the pandemic.
Coronavirus Q&A: Dr. Cohen & Director Sprayberry | English
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D. and Director of NC Emergency Management Mike Sprayberry conduct a media briefing on COVID-19.
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How to be Anti-Racist with Dr. Kim Norman & Christina Jones | B-Well Together | Salesforce
Join us for an important conversation on how to be Anti-Racist with Dr. Kim Norman, Distinguished Professor for Adolescent and Young Adult Health at the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, & Christina Jones, Salesforce SVP, Customer Marketing, Brand Partnership & C-Suite Engagement. #Salesforce #BWellTogether
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Mayors Press Conference 5/29/20 - COVID-19 Update
Mayor Kenney today unveiled Safer at Home, a plan and executive order outlining the strategy for how Philadelphia will begin to reopen for business when the current Stay-at-Home Order is lifted, which is expected to occur on Friday, June 5, 2020.
On May 22, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf announced that effective June 5, Philadelphia County will be permitted to ease movement and business restrictions consistent with the “Yellow” phase in his Process to Reopen Pennsylvania.
“Philadelphia must approach the next phase of the COVID-19 epidemic in a way that balances the risks of the virus with the public health risks caused by further social and economic damage from movement and business restrictions,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “Our strategy allows economic and social activity to gradually resume in a way that continues to suppress the virus and keep as many Philadelphians as safe and healthy as possible.”
The City will focus efforts on proven strategies that are containing COVID-19 in other countries. These include:
Containment: A combination of rapid case identification, case isolation, contact tracing, and contact quarantine.
Social Distancing: Some businesses and activities that were previously considered non-essential will begin restart based on risk level; a safety checklist of precautions tailored to the specific activity and setting will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as they reopen. Residents are advised that they are “safer at home.”
Protecting Vulnerable Populations: Philadelphia will emphasize protections for disproportionately impacted populations, including racial and ethnic minorities, people in congregate care, and those who are elderly or have chronic medical conditions.
Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley added, “The path forward must be solidly based on science, available evidence about how the virus behaves, and a cautious approach that acknowledges the many things we do not yet know about COVID-19. By focusing on containment, social distancing, and protecting vulnerable populations, we can safely allow some businesses and activities that were considered nonessential during the Stay-at-Home Order to restart.”
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health continues to advise residents that they are “safer at home,” and should only leave to engage in essential activities. This is true for everyone, and even more so for Philadelphians who: are 65 years old or older; have certain health conditions (such as asthma, chronic lung disease, heart conditions, diabetes, severe obesity, chronic kidney disease, liver disease, or a compromised immune system); or live with or care for someone who is 65 years old or older or who has health conditions.
Lower-risk activities permitted to operate within certain parameters during the Safer-at-Home Order (Yellow Phase) include:
Restaurants (including food trucks and walk-up ordering, no dine-in service)
Retail businesses (curbside and delivery are strongly encouraged)
Child care centers
Outdoor youth day camps and recreation
Outdoor parks-related amenities
Office-based businesses (telework still required whenever feasible)
Real estate activities
The risk levels of different businesses and activities were assessed based on: the potential for transmission of COVID-19; the number of people who could become infected; and the likelihood of fatalities, considering a number of factors that are outlined in the Safer at Home plan.
Continued Precautions: As they restart, businesses will be required by the Safer-at-Home Order to follow a safety checklist of operations called “Safe Mode” to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Safe Mode includes precautions tailored to the specific activity and setting, but contains eight common elements for any business operating in the City of Philadelphia: 1) Masking; 2) Creating physical barriers; 3) Isolating people who may carry the virus; 4) Creating distance between people; 5) Reducing crowds; 6) Hand washing; 7) Cleaning surfaces; and 8) Communicating with staff and customers. Additional recommendations for different types of businesses and activities are detailed in a separate set of industry-specific guidelines available here. Guidance on outdoor dining will be shared next week.
Employees or customers that want to report possible health and safety violations in the workplace related to COVID-19 can contact 311. Businesses should be aware that violations could result in fines, penalties and license suspension.
LIVE: State officials hold June 19 coronavirus briefing
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COVID-19 update: impact on commercial research and clinical trials
Join us for another Thursday update on COVID-19, bringing you key information on the COVID-19 situation for BIA member companies and the life sciences sector.
This week, after our usual update, we will be discussing the impact of COVID-19 on commercial research and clinical trials.
We will be joined by guest speakers: Divya Chadha Manek, Angela McFarlane, and Fiona Maini.
Our aim is to help businesses during this difficult time and also highlight important work across our sector that is helping to tackle the outbreak.
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Virtual Talks @ Pulitzer: Jon Cohen on Race to Find COVID-19 Vaccine
On Thursday, April 16, 2020, Jon Cohen hosted the second webinar in our Talks @ Pulitzer Science and Health Series. Cohen, a Pulitzer Center grantee and senior correspondent at Science magazine, discussed his reporting on the race to find a vaccine against coronavirus.
Cohen's work is incorporated in The Science of COVID-19, a Pulitzer Center-supported project which explores the nature of the coronavirus, the course of the disease, potential treatments and vaccines, the patterns of spread around the world, and impacts on society.
How the Pandemic Effects Low-Income Communities and Communities of Color
Many thanks to Dr. Atyia Martin, CEO and founder of All Aces, Inc., for taking time for a video chat with CLA’s Director of Nonprofit Innovation, Curtis Klotz. In these short clips, Dr. Martin shares insights and perspective on the disparate effects the COVID-19 pandemic on low-income communities, communities of color, and the special challenges these disparities create for the nonprofits that serve alongside those communities.
Dr. Martin’s career includes time as the Chief Resiliency Officer for the City of Boston, the director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness for the Boston Public Health Commission. Her unique blend of leadership in disaster preparedness and her commitment to racial equity training make her insights timely and effective during the current pandemic. We appreciate Dr. Atyia Martin for taking time for an interview during this time of upheaval.
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A COVID-19 Town Hall with Governor Ricketts | Speaking of Nebraska | NET Nebraska
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts answers questions during a one-hour NET News town hall meeting about COVID-19, joined by Dannette Smith, chief executive officer of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and Dr. James Linder, chief executive officer of Nebraska Medicine.
Ocean Acidification and other Climate-Ocean Impacts - Virtual Ocean Dialogues
The first ever completely virtual global conference for ocean action, the Virtual Ocean Dialogues, took part (1-5 June) with Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) a co-host of the ‘Deep Dive’ session on Ocean Acidification and Climate- Ocean Impacts. The Dialogues, organized by the World Economic Forum and Friends of Ocean Action, fostered inclusive, constructive and practical exchanges to maintain momentum on the ocean action agenda. The overall event had over 1,300 participants from more than 90 different countries attending with livestreamed sessions reaching over 780,000 views across all platforms.
The Dialogues contributed to maintaining momentum for action for a healthy ocean. They have also drawn global attention to the ocean as a solution and how it should comprise an integral part of both the response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ocean acidification and other climate-related ocean stressors have widespread impacts on marine ecosystems which impact human wellbeing; the ‘Deep Dive’ session explored innovative and inclusive actions that are helping local communities, industry partners and governments find solutions—including policy actions—for addressing and adapting to impacts of ocean acidification. PML partnered with the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification in collaboration with UN Peace Boat, and DEFRA.
• Dr. Helen Findlay, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network - Executive Council and Co-Chair of the North East Atlantic Ocean Acidification Hub
• Dr. Lisa Suatoni, National Resources Defense Council, USA
• Professor Gideon Henderson, Chief Scientific Adviser, UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
• Minister Couve, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Government of Chile,
• Jennifer Hennessey, Office of Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, Senior Ocean Advisor, USA Pacific Region
• Fran Wilshusen, Habitat Services Director, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
• Meredith White, Mook Seafood Farms, Research and Development Lead, USA Atlantic Region
Population Mental Health and COVID-19 | Webinar
This webinar broadly discussed how the pandemic could have consequences for the mental health of populations and detailed government and health system responses to these consequences in Philadelphia.
Wanjiku F.M. Njoroge, MD, Psychiatrist and Program Director, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Sosunmolu Shoyinka, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS)
Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, MPH, MSc, Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy, Center for Population Health and Community Impact at Dornsife
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Mayors Press Conference 4/13/20 - COVID-19 Update
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 427 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 6,813. While the daily count has remained low over the past few days, some labs do not report results over the weekend, and the City has not yet received all backlogged results.
The Department of Public Health again noted clusters of positive cases in congregate settings, including nursing homes, behavioral health facilities, and the Department of Prisons. Three additional inmates have tested positive. The current total of positive cases at correctional facilities is 66.
The Department of Public Health confirmed 14 additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This brings the number of residents who have succumbed to the virus in Philadelphia to 190. Of the 190 total deaths, 125 (66%) were of people over age 70, and 93 (49%) were long-term care facility residents.
The Department of Public Health reports 711 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of 1,289 people hospitalized in the region (including Philadelphia).
Mayor Kenney sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to make the case for Philadelphia. As Congress considers a fourth COVID-19 response package, Mayor Kenney asked that the federal government provide direct and flexible funding and resources to local governments to help Philadelphia manage the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read the letter to get more details about Mayor Kenney's requests for support.
“Cities and states cannot effectively address and recover from this pandemic without a robust federal partnership and response,” said Mayor Kenney in the letter. “While I am appreciative of all that has been done so far, much more is needed to ensure that Philadelphians can safely survive the crisis and thrive beyond it.”
The City’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC), coordinated by the Office of Emergency Management, will expand its operations to 24/7 starting tonight. The EOC is increasing capacity starting tonight for two main reasons. The first is to manage operations of the City’s response-related sites. The second is to manage operations of the Liacouras Center as it moves closer to being operational and taking on patients, if necessary.
Meal Distributions Postponed: The City-supported food sites and the School District’s 49 student meal distribution sites were closed today, Monday, April 13, due to expected thunderstorms, strong winds and heavy rain. Meals and food boxes will be available instead tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14.
The regular Monday and Thursday distribution schedules will resume on Thursday, April 16. Locations of the City’s food sites and the School District’s student meal distribution sites can be found here.
Deadline for the Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund: The deadline for microenterprises to submit applications for funding from the Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund is before midnight on Wednesday, April 15. The Relief Fund, which launched on March 23 and has $12.1 million to disburse to local businesses, has received over 6,000 applications seeking more than $82 million in aid. Information regarding other local and national resources for businesses can be found here.
Testing Sites: The City-run location in Center City continues to serve those who are over the age of 50 and are displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19 coronavirus, as well as health care workers who are displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19 coronavirus. The site is available by appointment only and a referral is required. Those who meet the criteria and want a test can call (267) 491-5870 to obtain a referral.
There are also more than 20 private testing sites across the city run by hospital systems and other organizations. Remaining testing kits from the Citizens Bank Park testing site, now closed, are being redistributed to other sites to expand their capacity, and any personal protective equipment (PPE) will be used to support hospitals and long-term care facilities.
NUMBERS ENVY? Ft. Robert Heimer, Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health
In a time of pandemic when good news is scarce, the idea that somebody is doing better than you could be a cause if not for celebration, then at least a self-interested inquiry. But not when it comes to Moscow and Washington. When Russia and other countries post a much, much lower COVID-19 mortality rate than the United States, are there other plausible explanations except for, naturally, cooking the numbers? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by Robert Heimer, Professor of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at the Yale School of Public Health
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Cleveland Community Conversation COVID19
The Cleveland Community Conversation on COVID-19 and the connections to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, as well as how we are working to ensure health equity for all was held virtually on April 23,2020. We welcomed questions, after hearing remarks from our panelists:
• Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, University Hospitals & Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
• Catherine O’Malley Kearney, KeyBank
• Valerie Hillow Gates, American Heart Association
We know that the work of the American Heart Association is more vital even now than ever. Millions of people are counting on us for science-based information, health resources, community programs and patient support. We are continuing our mission-critical work, and we know that people with cardiovascular diseases are more likely to be seriously impacted by COVID-19 than others.