May 28, Karen Johnson and Whitney Thurman
After the CDC gave fully vaccinated Americans the green light to ditch their masks, Johnson and Thurman ask—what were they thinking? The CDC’s approach falls prey to the individualistic mindset of Americans and centers the good fortune of the predominately white, well-educated, and wealthy communities who have had easiesty access to the vaccine thus far. This latest recommendation from the CDC is yet another example of the burden of the pandemic falling disproportionately on communities with the least power to protect themselves.
May 26, Vince Kuraitis, Edward Anderson and Geoffrey Parker
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated calls for the development of EHR 2.0 – the next generation of EHRs with extended platform features and capabilities. This article highlights early efforts by Google Health Care Studio and interrogates whether Care Studio has the potential to bring platform functionality to a sector of the healthcare industry known for resistance to change and innovation.
May 27, Chadi Nabhan
The book Off Our Chests follows the story of Liza and John Marshall following Liza’s diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer, made more complicated by her husband’s work as an esteemed oncologist. Chadi gives his candid review of the book and the emotional journey it takes readers through in this article.