Ezekiel J. Emanuel

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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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    • covid 19 6 high risk
Categories: Featured , Feature Writing

Jan 22 '20

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)


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)


May 6 '15

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