Ezekiel J. Emanuel

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Jul 31

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

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

May 14

Dr. Emanuel talks about the next twelve months on Reinventing Schools


May 7

The Ethics of COVD-19 Immunity-Based Licenses ("Immunity Passports")

Persad G & Emanuel E. 

JAMA, May 6, 2020.

Read the article

Categories: Academic Writing

May 6

How Health Insurers Can Be Heroes. Really (New York Times)

Read the Article. May 6th, 2020. New York Times.

Categories: Opinions , Popular Writing

Apr 23

Here's How the NFL Can Still Have a 2020 Season (Washington Post)

Read the article. April 22, 2020. Washington Post. 

Categories: Opinions

Apr 9

Dr. Emanuel talks about Coronavirus concerns with Yahoo Finance

Watch the segment here. April 6, 2020. Yahoo Finance. 

Categories: Appearances

Apr 9

Dr. Emanuel talks about Coronavirus with Andrea Mitchell (MSNBC)

Watch the segment here. April 1, 2020. MSNBC. 

Categories: Appearances

Apr 9

Dr. Emanuel talks about Coronavirus on Squawk Box (CNBC)

Watch the segment here. March 26, 2020. CNBC

Categories: Appearances

Apr 9

Dr. Emanuel talks about Coronavirus with Andrea Mitchell (MSNBC)

Watch the segement here. March 24, 2020. MSNBC. 

Categories: Appearances

Mar 24

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 24

Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of Covid-19 (New England Journal of Medicine)

Emanuel EJ, Persad G, Upshur R, Thome B, Parker M, Glickman A, Zhang C, Boyle C, Smith M, Phillips JP.

NEJM, March 2020. 

Read this article. 

Categories: Academic Writing

Mar 19

Dr. Emanuel talks about Coronavirus Response with Andrea Mitchell (MSNBC)

Click Here to watch Dr. Emanuel's segment with Andrea Mitchell. March 13, 2020. MSNBC. 

Categories: Appearances

Mar 18

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

Mar 16

How the Coronavirus May Force Doctors to Decide Who Can Live and Who Dies (New York Times)

Read the article. March 12, 2020. New York Times

Categories: Opinions

Mar 3

Dr. Emanuel talks about Coronavirus on Radio Times (NPR)

Click here to listen to Dr. Emanuel speaking to Marty Moss-Coane on Coronavirus. March 3, 2020. 

Categories: Appearances