This weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed more U.S. cases of the latest international outbreak – coronavirus – which started in Wuhan, China. Josh Michaud, an Associate Director for Global Health Policy at KFF, offers perspective on the U.S. role and how response to this outbreak compares to others, such as SARS and the Ebola epidemic.
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The Global HIV/AIDS Timeline is an ongoing reference tool for the many political, scientific, cultural, and community developments that have occurred over the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
In the latest post in the Policy Insights series, Jen Kates and Josh Michaud take a look at several key measures of the Ebola epidemic’s impact and assess future projections of Ebola’s burden in the months to come. Previous columns in the Policy Insights series are also available kff.org.
Sweden’s Coronavirus Strategy Should Not Be the World’s — But Aspects of It Are Worthy of Consideration
Sweden’s response to the novel coronavirus has been simultaneously praised and criticized by public health experts. In an article for Foreign Affairs, KFF’s Josh Michaud discusses the merits and risks associated with Sweden’s hands-off approach to the pandemic.
As schools prepare for Fall, this brief examines what’s known about children and COVID-19, including the risk the virus poses to children and the risk of children becoming infected and transmitting to others, and the experiences of other countries that reopened classrooms.
Ebola virus has a unique set of characteristics that determine how and why its spreads, and how deadly it can be. To better understand Ebola, a new Kaiser Family Foundation infographic compares it to twelve other infectious diseases that continue to represent public health challenges today and offers five key takeaways…
This Visualizing Health Policy infographic provides a snapshot of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. It includes key facts about the Ebola virus, shows how the number of Ebola cases in the current outbreak outstrips the case total from all previous Ebola outbreaks, and offers a summary of the…
This fact sheet examines the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Washington, D.C., one of the areas hardest hit by HIV in the United States. Fact Sheet: July 2012 (.pdf)
This blog examines the role of contact tracing in the U.S. coronavirus response. Contact tracing is going to be a crucial piece of the puzzle for eventually suppressing and containing the virus, allowing people to congregate in public, and letting people go back to work again. But policymakers have, so far, not focused much on scaling up contact tracing capabilities. Capabilities needed include resources and trained staff for traditional contact tracing efforts, which can be supplemented with technological approaches through mobile phones and apps.