In establishing Feed the Future and passing the Global Food Security Act, America uniquely positioned itself to lessen this devastating effect of the pandemic worldwide. Now more than ever, we must empower Feed the Future to develop agile, inventive and resilient programming to help steer the international community through this crisis. While it is difficult to think about the future during a crisis, we must continue to learn and monitor the results of programs to provide vital information for the reauthorization of Feed the Future in 2023. … [Read more...] about Global food security: When America leads, lives are saved
How many lives do vaccines save
While most people understandably don't want to hear it, there is a reasonable alternative, which has worked well in many places around the world, and that is abiding by basic public health measures: wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance, practicing good hand hygiene and staying away from large, especially indoor crowds -- especially indoors. … [Read more...] about What is an EUA, and what does it have to do with how quickly we get a coronavirus vaccine?
"We are urging students to understand the imperative role that they play in stopping this community spread and, ultimately, saving lives," said Aaron Stephens, mayor of East Lansing, Michigan, where Michigan State University students were asked to quarantine after the local health department reported 342 new cases among people affiliated with the university since August 24. … [Read more...] about Pfizer proposes expanding Covid-19 vaccine trial to include more diversity as race for a vaccine continues
Dr. Fauci, tripping up his liberal fans, has expressed optimism about a vaccine. Asked by CNN’s Dana Bash whether he would take it, Fauci answered: "I will look at the data and I would assume -- and I'm pretty sure it's going to be the case -- that a vaccine would not be approved for the American public unless it was indeed both safe and effective." … [Read more...] about Liz Peek: Rattled Democrats attack Trump’s vaccine optimism
How have our states done it? Social distancing, mask wearing mandates, and science-based communication have been vital. But one key factor has received less fanfare: the use of community-based strategies for testing, contact tracing and social support. In Chelsea, the coronavirus epicenter in Massachusetts, our clinic was flooded with COVID-19 patients in April, when rates of infection surged to 3,841 per 100,000 people, one of the highest in the country. Chelsea responded by bringing testing into the community at pop-up sites in the town square. It worked with the state to hire unemployed residents as contact tracers. Community health workers and community organizations organized to provide social support, like food aid, quarantine kits, and even shelter for those unable to safely isolate at home. Community-driven action helped slow the virus, save lives and reduce test positivity, allowing us to safely re-open the economy. … [Read more...] about Expanding our health force can save lives and create jobs simultaneously