Harvard Global Health Institute COVID-19 Hospital Capacity Estimates 2020

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Dr. Ashish Jha addresses congress, urging Feds to do more on testing, support states

Dr. Ashish Jha addresses congress, urging Feds to do more on testing, support states

Participating in a virtual briefing for members of the House Coronavirus Oversight Committee, Dr. Ashish Jha, Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI), said the federal government must do more to increase testing, support states to help increase testing, and to encourage innovative, new tests to identify those testing positive for COVID-19.

"We must catalyze a massive investment in and scale-up of our testing infrastructure—and we must do it now."

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The government’s disease-fighting agency is compromising a few crucial metrics that governors depend on to reopen their economies. Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, and other states are doing the same. The practice is muddying the data, and making it harder to base responses on solid evidence. Clearer and more standardized instructions on data collection from the CDC could have helped prevent this.

Modeling Uncertainty: How to make sense of changing predictions

Modeling Uncertainty: How to make sense of changing predictions

In a pandemic, hard evidence is a precious commodity. That's where scientific models come in, providing estimates on how many people may die from COVID-19, or how many tests a state may need to perform to outpace the virus. But like the outbreak, estimates change. In this post, we explain why that's a good thing, and how to make sense of what models tell us.

HGHI and NPR publish new state testing targets

HGHI and NPR publish new state testing targets

Partnering with National Public Radio, we are publishing an updated version of our model of projected state testing targets today, looking at how many tests we think each state should be ready to perform by May 15. The numbers are sobering: Overall, our need for testing has only increased over the past weeks. Less than a dozen states have gotten ahead of this virus.

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Uncertainty is at the heart of disease outbreaks. There is so much we don’t know. New information comes in small pieces, and needs to be verified. But how?

Tracing the Outbreak

Multiple organizations are mapping the current COVID-19 outbreak. Here are our favorites and why.

Looking Back

Africa in 2018 was a new chapter for pandemic preparedness. Ebola continued to demonstrate gaps in outbreak response and containment. In Western nations, misinformation and junk news were driving people’s attitudes towards vaccines and epidemics. In a world divided by drastic economic differences, some countries were withholding information about emerging pathogens to apply political pressure. Then again, there were new initiatives, road maps, and funding mechanisms overcoming political and procedural obstacles.

In September 2018, the Harvard Global Health Institute hosted Outbreak Week. Inspired by the centennial of the 1918 influenza pandemic, Outbreak Week convened leading researchers, policy makers, health advocates, economists, doctors, journalists, historians, and other experts from across Harvard and from institutions around the world. From how epidemic responses are financed to why Merck is hesitant to repeat the experiences of developing an Ebola vaccine, Outbreak Week 2018 was a multi-disciplinary deep dive on pandemic preparedness.

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