Half of the medical students in the United States are women, as are two-thirds of the health-care workers taking care of patients in hospitals, clinics and residential communities. And the majority of the nurses on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic? Women. Yet gender bias and workplace harassment continue to plague women who have dedicated their careers to taking care of others.
(This is excerpted from a story from The Mercury News.)Long motorcades of volunteers converged at three Stanford University research sites this week, donating blood for a new test that identifies the prevalence of coronavirus in our community – and could help reveal the full scope of Santa Clara County’s epidemic.
The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed major weaknesses in the federalist system of public health governance, which divides powers among the federal, state and local governments, argues SHP’s Michelle Mello in this New England Journal of Medicine commentary.