Digital Health Passes in the Age of COVID-19- Are “Vaccine Passports” Lawful and Ethical?
LO Gostin et al, JAMA, April 7, 2021
Digital health passes could become an important vehicle for a rapid return to commerce, recreation, and travel. To ensure their success, they must be scientifically well grounded and the least restrictive alternative. Above all, DHPs must be administered equitably, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to return to a normal life.
Mental health inequalities in healthcare, economic, and housing disruption during COVID -19: an investigation in 12 longitudinal studies
G Di Gessa et al, MEDRXIV, April 7, 2021
Those suffering from psychological distress before the pandemic were more likely to experience healthcare disruptions, economic disruptions related to unemployment and loss of income, and to clusters of disruptions across multiple domains during the pandemic. The pandemic may exacerbate existing mental health inequalities. Individuals with poor mental health may need additional support to manage these pandemic-associated disruptions.
From Vaccine Nationalism to Vaccine Equity — Finding a Path Forward
IT Katz et al, NEJM, April 3, 2021
The complex bottlenecks in allocating and disseminating newly approved vaccines require urgent attention. They include ensuring production capacity, supply chains, human resources, and health infrastructures to deliver vaccines safely, effectively, and quickly. Barriers to vaccine uptake are augmented by mistrust, misinformation, and historical legacies affecting vaccine confidence.
New ASD prevalence numbers show gaps are closing, but more work is needed
CDC, April, 2021
Recent findings from the ADDM Network show that an estimated 1 in 54 8-year-old children were identified with ASD in 2016, based on tracking in 11 communities across the United States. For the first time, ADDM Network data found no overall difference in the number of black children identified with ASD compared to white children.
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Machine Learning Assessment of Early Life Factors Predicting Suicide Attempt in Adolescence or Young Adulthood.
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COVID-19 Risk Factors and Mortality among Native Americans
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High household transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the United States: living density, viral load, and disproportionate impact on communities of color
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Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death By Race/Ethnicity
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