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The COVID-19 Pandemic Digest

By Michelle Prentice, MD MSc - All Saints Family Medicine Residency PGY3

Dear Colleagues,

From atop the pandemic’s first peak, we can reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of the pandemic response thus far. As attention and debate inevitably shift toward the loosening of social restrictions, “[w]e must remain vigilant and disciplined” in our population health approach, for our patients, our families, and for each other’s families.

In preparation, this issue will discuss important elements for vigilance and discipline, including:

  • Global concern regarding under-reporting of COVID-19
  • Removal of U.S. funding from the World Health Organization
  • Testing capabilities and “immunity passports”
  • The Covidnearyou.org tracker
  • Racial disparities in COVID-19 cases
  • Cautionary tales of re-socialization from across the globe
  • President Trump’s 3-Phase plan for re-opening the economy
  • PPE challenges
  • The AAFP Foundation Relief Fund and other funding opportunities

Here are the results from our first, second and third surveys. We are using these results to further advocacy and educational efforts. We appreciate your participation and hope you find the results informative.

We thank you for helping provide stronger medicine for America.

 

Michelle Prentice, MD MSc

All Saints Family Medicine Residency PGY3 

Michelle Prentice, MD MSc

All Saints Family Medicine Residency PGY3


Dr. Prentice is a 3rd year resident with the Medical College of Wisconsin - All Saints Family Medicine residency, training in their Urgent Care track.  She is also a member of the American College of Preventive Medicine, with clinical and academic training from public health and preventive medicine programs, such as the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene's Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response analyzing frontline health care facilities preparedness for the ebola outbreak, as well as investigational work the Public Health Ontario in Toronto on an active Hepatitis A outbreak. She has also worked closely with the University of Ottawa Public Health and Preventive Medicine residency on their didactic curriculum, and has been a population health researcher for Ontario's Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. 

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