October 28 2020: College Trustee, Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine Chair, and Fellow Priya Mammen, MD, MPH; College Fellow Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH; and Christen Rexing, PhD, MPH, discuss how public health was central in this year’s election
Our votes can lead the way for Pennsylvania and our nation as COVID continue to expose massive health disparities.
October 15 2020: Board Chair and College Fellow Tom Fekete, MD, MACP, answered questions with Philly Mag about herd immunity and COVID-19
Experts weigh in on the often misconstrued form of resistance to the spread of infectious disease and explain why it might not be the best way to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end.
October 8 2020: College Fellow Julie Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN, wrote “COVID-19: How RNs can help overcome public vaccine hesitancy” for The Hill
When a vaccine has been readied for distribution, RNs can serve as dependable allies. The public trusts nurses, and RNs will play critical roles in public health communication efforts and in vaccine distribution.
September 25 2020: College Fellow Miguel Paniagua, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, volunteered to be a COVID-19 vaccine trial participant
Participants ensure that the eventual vaccine will be safe and effective for everyone. But it’s not an easy job.
September 13 2020: The Mütter Museum is featured in an article about the economic aspects and predictions of some of the major Philadelphia Museums (Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Even the strongest of the region’s cultural institutions face an economic threat from the coronavirus and its impact on public activity.
September 8 2020: Board President and College Fellow Thomas Fekete, MD, MACP, discusses the length of time individuals should consider themselves contagious after being diagnosed with COVID-19 (Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Kicking off a new and unusual school year? Limit COVID-19 disruptions by understanding how long the virus is contagious, how long symptoms may persist and whether it’s possible to get reinfected.
August 14 2020: Board Trustee and College Fellow Paul Offit, MD, explores the complex issue of distribution once a vaccine for COVID-19 is available Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The process of distributing 240 million doses to 120 million of the country’s critical workers and most vulnerable will be an enormous undertaking, health experts said.
August 13 2020: Board Chair and College Fellow Tom Fekete, MD, MACP, discusses the relative safety of spraygrounds for kids (Source: WHYY)
Residents ages 65 and up can stop by Redding Government Building to pick up a fan, but they must wear a face mask and practice social distancing.
August 6 2020: Board Trustee and College Fellow Janet Haas, MD, is quoted in a Fox29 article about the School Board decision to open schools virtually in the fall
July 16 2020: Board Chair and College Fellow Tom Fekete, MD, MACP, discusses the risks of outdoor dining
While takeout remains the safest option, medical experts have advice for reducing risk when dining out right now