Ezekiel J. Emanuel

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Jul 31 '20

School COVID Risk Levels

As the question of how and when to reopen our nation’s schools grows more urgent every day, my colleagues and I developed a new infographic to help schools and parents. It details the risk levels of various normal school activities (riding the bus, eating lunch in the cafeteria, football practice, etc.).

We created this as a public service, so please feel free to tweet, post, email, print, or hang this infographic on your refrigerator. To download the infographic for your own use, click here or here for the Spanish K-12 index.

To check out the original risk index for everyday activities, click here

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Categories: Feature Writing

Jun 30 '20

COVID-19 Activity Risk Levels

With no clear direction from the federal government on how to handle the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been hard to decide what’s safe and unsafe as states begin to open up. There's no right answer; you just need to know the risks and how much risk you're willing to take. That's why Professor Saskia Popescu, an infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of Arizona, Dr. James P. Phillips, MD, the Chief of Disaster Medicine at GWU Emergency Medicine, and I developed a COVID-19 Risk Index to help you do this, based on four key factors:

1) Enclosed space

2) Duration of interaction

3) Crowds

4) Forceful exhalation   

Again, we hope this Risk Index is helpful to you as you decide what you are comfortable doing as these activities become available. We created this as a public service, so please feel free to tweet, post, e-mail, and print and hang this on your refrigerator or around your workplace. You can download the infographic here, or here for the Spanish language version

Other available translations:

Portuguese risk index

French risk index

Turkish risk index 

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Categories: Featured , Feature Writing

Mar 24 '20

Fourteen Days. That's the Most Time We Have to Defeat Coronavirus. (New York Times)

Read the Article. March 24, 2020. New York Times. 

Categories: Opinions , Feature Writing

Mar 18 '20

The Coronavirus is Here to Stay, SO What Happens Next? (New York Times)

Read the Article. March 17, 2020. The New York Times. 

Categories: Opinions , Feature Writing

Jan 22 '20

We Protected My Terminally-Ill Father From The System (The Atlantic)

Sep 6 '19

No One Likes Surprise Medical Bills. So Why Does Congressional Action Seem So Unlikely? (Washington Post)

Washington Post. September 2019. Read the article

Aug 2 '19

Democrats Are Having the Wrong Health Care Debate (New York Times)

Apr 23 '19

How the U.S. Surrendered to China on Scientific Research (The Wall Street Journal)

By Ezekiel Emanuel, Amy Gadsden, and Scott Moore

The Wall Street Journal, April 2019

Read this article.

Apr 11 '19

Big Pharma’s Go-To Defense of Soaring Drug Prices Doesn’t Add Up (The Atlantic)

Apr 5 '19

America Has Already Had a Gay President (The Washington Post)

Read the article.

The Washington Post, March 2019

Apr 5 '19

Republicans and Democrats Might Be Able to Make a Deal on Drug Pricing

Read the article.

The Washington Post, November 2018.

Mar 8 '17

How Republicans Plan to Ration Health Care (The New York Times)

Click here to read the article.


Published on March 7, 2017 in the New York Times Opinions section.

Categories: Opinions , Feature Writing

Jun 9 '16

The Secret Washington Battle Determining Drug Prices (Huffington Post)

May 31 '16

Want to win $2 billion? Create the next antibiotic. (Washington Post)

Mar 15 '16

How Obamacare Is Changing the Startup World (Fortune)

Sep 9 '15

The Solution to Drug Prices (The New York Times)

Jul 31 '15

Should We Charge Patients for Medical Research? (New York Times)

Link to the article.

New York Times, July 31, 2015

Categories: Opinions , Feature Writing

Jul 8 '15

The Coming Shock in Health-Care Cost Increases (The Wall Street Journal)

May 6 '15

How to Solve the E.R. Problem (The New York Times)

Jan 20 '15

Improving Long-Term Psychiatric Care: Bring Back the Asylum (JAMA)

Read this article

JAMA, January 2015

Categories: Feature Writing