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  • Patients in the hallway as St. Mary Medical Center during the outbreak of the COVID-19 in Apple Valley, California, January 12, 2021, photo by Mike Blake/Reuters

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    Who Gets Care When Hospitals Are Overwhelmed? Clear Policies Are Often Lacking

    Jan 21, 2021

    As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge to new highs, states, health systems, and the public continue to need clarity on health care resource allocation policy. A RAND checklist provides clear and consistent criteria for structuring such difficult decisions.

  • A tween girl wearing a protective mask at her desk in a classroom, photo by JackF/Adobe Stock

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    COVID-19 Testing in Schools Is Complex but Doable

    Mar 9, 2021

    COVID-19 testing can be effectively integrated into K–12 schools' pandemic response plans. And it helps families and staff feel more comfortable with in-person instruction. Insights from early adopters of COVID-19 testing in fall 2020 can help schools reopen safely.

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