Clinical Environmental Stewardship Amidst the COVID-19 Era: Ethical Considerations and Reformative Solutions

Vasdes R, Schoephorster J, Nath C, Gathman T. Clinical Environmental Stewardship Amidst the COVID-19 Era: Ethical Considerations and Reformative Solutions. Harvard Public Health Review. 2020; 26.   The unprecedented strain that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put on our hospital system has led to irreversible environmental consequences related to municipal waste management (Kulkarni and Anantharama, […]

Disability, Depression, and Dogs During Covid-19: Is There a Relationship?

Molina L. Disability, depression, and dogs during Covid-19: is there a relationship? Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 27.  Introduction Human-dog interaction has long been recognized for its therapeutic value. Studies have consistently demonstrated that physical interaction with dogs is associated with a decrease in mental health challenges such as stress, anxiety, and fear (Barcelos et al., […]

Is “Enough” Really Enough? How Protected Are Our Most Vulnerable Workers—Those That Support Our Country’s Economy and Infrastructure?

Lo S, Christiani D. Is “enough” really enough? how protected are our most vulnerable workers—those that support our country’s economy and infrastructure? Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 33. In a congressional letter sent on March 1st, 2021 addressed to the White House COVID Response Coordinator Jeff Zients, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky, […]

Globalization, Urbanization and COVID-19: Implications for a World All Too Connected

Johnson S. Globalization, urbanization and COVID-19: implications for a world all too connected. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 27. It takes approximately forty hours to circumnavigate the Earth via airplane. The fastest-moving car travels over 300 miles per hour (MPH) and NASA’s latest spacecraft is set to hit a record speed of 430,000 MPH. Since […]

A Small Allocation of the COVID-19 Vaccine Yields Critical Benefits to One-third of Americans: Prioritize School Staff and Childcare Workers

Kirwin M. A small allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine yields critical benefits to one-third of Americans: prioritize school staff and childcare workers. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 27. Abstract The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is anticipated to issue two Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for two COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2020, along with […]

The Impact of Political Affiliation on Compliance with Shelter-in-place Orders: A Difference-in-Difference Analysis with County and Time Fixed Effects

Chopra C. The impact of political affiliation on compliance with shelter-in-place orders: A difference-in-difference analysis with county and time fixed effects. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 27. Abstract Background In late March 2020, state and local governments across the country issued shelter-in-place directives to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, divergent messages from political parties […]

Clinical Environmental Stewardship Amidst the COVID-19 Era: Ethical Considerations and Reformative Solutions

Vasdev R, Schoephorster J, Nath C, Gathman T. Clinical environmental stewardship amidst the COVID-19 era: ethical considerations and reformative solutions. Harvard Public Health Review. 2021; 26. The unprecedented strain that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put on our hospital system has led to irreversible environmental consequences related to municipal waste management (Kulkarni and Anantharama, 2020). […]