The rise in healthcare journalism has led to a rise in biased healthcare articles – with many articles written through inherent biases that are reiterated in subsequent articles.Read More
The AAMC launched an initiative encouraging medical schools to study healthcare equity – a laudable goal, but one that can go wrong.Read More
The war on drugs has become an international battle, with foreign policy affecting healthcare domestically. The recent events in Afghanistan show how closely they link.Read More
There is a fine line between a lie and trying to simplify complex scientific topics. A subtle difference that forms a divide between what scientists say and what the public hears.Read More
The pandemic lingers on, defined by the viral variants of COVID-19. We explore the mutation patterns to determine whether the end is near.Read More
COVID-19 showed that outcomes cannot represent the full scope of patient behavior. More than outcomes, the perceptions patients hold determine the true intent behind their actions.Read More
The final days of the pandemic may feel like a prolonged good-bye, but for regions facing local surges in viral incidence, the pandemic is anything but a distant memory. And like all memories, prone to simplifications, like most pandemic narratives.Read More
There is much talk about healthcare equity, and the importance of access in healthcare. But access means different things to different patients, and what is believed to be equity is often a disparity.Read More
To find meaning in suffering is to transcend it. Something we can do in healthcare now that the pandemic seems mostly behind us. But to find such meaning, we must address foundational issues facing healthcare, issues that may not have caused the pandemic, but were exposed by it.Read More
Healthcare is now fully engaged in many of the social justice issues grappling the country. A move generally seen to be positive, essential in addressing many of the existing healthcare inequities. But the increasing politicization of healthcare may be more of a mix bag than we realize.Read More
Association between COVID-19 outcomes and mask mandates, adherence, and attitudes
Using an event study design, authors estimate the treatment effect of the introduction of mask mandates (shown on the vertical red line) on Z-scored population-normalized COVID-19 daily new confirmed cases, daily new hospitalization admissions proportion, and deaths across all 50 states and D.C. over the time period between February 1 and September 27, 2020.
Source: Dhaval Adjodah, Karthik Dinakar, Matteo Chinazzi, Samuel P. Fraiberger, Alex Pentland, Samantha Bates, Kyle Staller, Alex Vespignani, Deepak L. Bhatt. Association between COVID-19 Outcomes and Mask Mandates, Adherence, and Attitudes.