At-home SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests may be a promising avenue to get more people tested in a timely manner. Lessons from at-home sexually transmitted tests can offer important less about limitations related to specimen collection, public health surveillance, and coverage and access.
Coronavirus Policy Watch
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As we navigate how to communicate about COVID-19 and the urgent public health issues it brings, there is much that can be learned in looking at HIV messaging and how it has evolved. This blog discusses some of our observations from KFF’s more than two decades of experience running large-scale public information campaigns about HIV and other communicable diseases that have bearing in this new environment.
This blog looks at states that have moved to ease social distancing requirements, examining approaches taken as well as metrics for helping to assess readiness for reopening.
When Will The Unemployed Go Back To Work? Many Laid Off Workers Expect To Get Jobs Back In The Short-Term But Experts Caution About Long-Term Unemployment
While workers who have lost their jobs or had their employment impacted by coronavirus are incredibly optimistic about how quickly they will regain their previous employment or income, among economic experts there is a lot of uncertainty about when the U.S. economy will come back.
With several states easing social distancing measures, Drew Altman analyzes recent data on COVID-19 cases and deaths in his Axios column.
Every Friday we’ll recap our new coronavirus policy analysis, polling, and journalism. Total cases in the U.S. surpassed 1 million this week, and more than a dozen states relaxed their social distancing requirements.
The COVID-19 outbreak has changed the reality of working life for most of the U.S. workforce, with essential workers at the forefront of performing crucial services for the public in the midst of the pandemic. This post examines who essential workers are and what challenges they are facing in light of coronavirus.
Medicaid beneficiaries, particularly those with chronic conditions, will need access to medications even during social distancing and their ability to meet with providers to obtain refills may be hindered. States are updating policies to allow beneficiaries to access medications during this public health emergency.
Americans’ attitudes and views on the coronavirus outbreak differ based on whether they live in an area that was harder hit by the pandemic, but these differences are not as large as some might expect.
Every Friday we’ll recap our new coronavirus policy analysis, polling, and updates from the past week.