This blog addresses the unique and privileged health care situation of Houston, among all cities in the world, and the particular significance of early and widespread Covid-19 testing. Continue Reading
We continue our commentary on sources we read this week that shape our thoughts on how long the pandemic will last and what policy actions seem most promising. Continue Reading
Following the revelation that He Jiankui, a scientist in China, genetically edited human embryos and implanted them in women, the scientific community has pushed for an international regulatory system to oversee controversial and potentially dangerous research. Continue Reading
The authors explain why $100 billion allocated by the CARES act to compensate health care providers for unreimbursed expenses and lost revenue may be woefully inadequate.
Based on updated Covid-19 data, Houston must seriously prepare for a Covid-19 surge in mid-April, possibly related to the Houston Rodeo mass crowding and/or an influx of Covid-19 positive cases from Louisiana. The next month will clarify better how Covid-19 will affect our lives and economies. Continue Reading
In an updated post, Baker Institute health policy experts provide links to some of the sources that they found most helpful in understanding developments in the coronavirus outbreak and efforts to control it. Continue Reading
Small sustainable efforts, like switching from plastic to reusable straws, are only effective if they lead to larger systemic changes. Continue Reading