Ezekiel J. Emanuel

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Jun 30

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

Jan 22

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


Sep 12 '19

Four Key Things You Should Know About Health Care (New York Times)


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.


Mar 20 '17

An architect of the ACA is now advising Trump as GOP works to level the law. (Washington Post)


Mar 1 '17

More Than 80 Percent of Patient Groups Accept Drug Industry Funds, Study Shows (The New York Times)


Aug 16 '16

Medicare changes fiercely resisted (The Hill)


Mar 15 '16

Moving and Shaking: AJWS Gala honors Barbara Boxer, Ezekiel Emanuel


Jul 27 '15

Breakfast isn't a sport. Zeke, one of the Emanuel brothers, would beg to differ (The Washington Post)

Link to the article.


Roxanne Roberts for The Washington Post, July 27 2015.

Categories: Featured , Popular Writing
Tags: Breakfast

Jul 26 '15

Breakfast with Zeke (The Atlantic)

Link to the article.

Corby Kummer for The Atlantic, July 26 2015

Categories: Featured , Popular Writing
Tags: Breakfast

Jul 24 '15

From politics to pancakes: Politico takes on role of 'chef' at Union Market breakfast series (Washington's Top News)

Link to the article.

Rachel Nania for WTOP, July 24 2015

Categories: Featured , Popular Writing

May 6 '15

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


Mar 13 '13

Chicago Sun-Times: One Step Ahead


Mar 1 '13

Vanity Fair: Growing Up Emanuel


Jan 30 '13

Ari, Ezekiel, and Rahm Emanuel’s Upbringing (Vanity Fair)