Fighting Misinformation: The Preprint Sifter

The Preprint Sifter is a new Twitter tool that tracks down Tweets from leading epidemiologists, virologists, public health and other experts who are posting, vetting and verifying COVID-19 related preprint papers.


State Snapshot: California – A Tale of Two Cities

April 10, 2020

As the coronavirus continues to sweep across the United States, one question is on everyone’s mind: Where are different communities in the cycle of the pandemic, and how bad will it get? To find answers, state governments and research groups are now collecting detailed testing and hospitalization data that can help assess how each state Continue reading [...]

“Social Policy is Health Policy”: A Review of the Evidence

March 31, 2020

By Kate Raphael We understand that social policies have great potential to affect health, but studies that aim to document the associations between policy interventions and health outcomes are often methodologically weak. Association studies are unable to identify the directionality of causal pathways (e.g., do chronically ill people make less money because they are able to Continue reading [...]

Where are the ventilators?

March 25, 2020

“We can’t wait until capacity has already been overloaded before requesting extra machines – we have to act now based on the best available data. If we don’t, the surge in COVID-19 patients May result in rationing care and unnecessary deaths.” Continue reading [...]