America’s regulation of abortion sets a concerning precedent for all of healthcare. As we expand healthcare coverage, we must caution against excessive regulations of other medical conditions.Read More
A recent report erroneously attributes decreasing fertility rates to personal choice among women, conflating economic trends with personal decisions.Read More
We see many newly minted vaccine campaigns motivating those eligible to get vaccinated. We analyze why these campaigns will fail.Read More
A report by NBER reveals stark disparities in American mortality, which may redefine how we see healthcare.Read More
Healthcare is immersed in data, which now define all aspects of clinical care. But data do not define the individual, just like symptoms of a disease do not define the patient.Read More
We recently approved booster shots for the COVID-19 vaccine, raising many issues across different fronts, all defined by one core premise.Read More
Law enforcement often makes rapid decisions in high pressure situations – not unlike physicians. Perhaps law enforcement should train more like clinicians.Read More
America’s healthcare system has yet again underperformed when compared with other nations, revealing systemic shortcomings that can be fixed with a shift in perception.Read More
We define the current mental health crisis through outcomes like mortality. But to truly address and fix this crisis, we must change how we perceive mental health.Read More
Rural health is all the rage these days, with opportunities abound for a previously neglected patient population. But as healthcare pivots towards the rural, it will realize a key distinction that defines this population.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.