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The Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases E Book

The Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases E  Book Book
Author : Brianna L. Norton
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2020-10-25
ISBN : 0323683290
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Offering timely guidance on the junction of the opioid crisis and infectious diseases, this practical handbook by Dr. Brianna L. Norton provides concise yet comprehensive coverage of a growing patient population. Infectious disease specialists are increasingly seeing patients who previously used opiods and now use intravenous drugs. Many challenges are unique to this patient population, including new and growing infections such as hepatitis C, endocarditis, HIV, and hepatitis B. The Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases is an up-to-date, real-world guide that covers the scope of the problem, management guidelines, and much more. Describes the new landscape of the opioid crisis in the U.S. and its intersection with infectious diseases, including epidemiology, Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and rural America, and more. Offers practical guidance on (OUD) and infectious co-morbidities like hepatitis C, STDs, endocarditis, HIV, and hepatitis B. Covers prevention, treatment, and harm reduction. Discusses OUD, infectious diseases, and the criminal justice system. Consolidates today’s available information and guidance into a single, convenient resource.

Integrating Responses at the Intersection of Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Epidemics

Integrating Responses at the Intersection of Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Epidemics Book
Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2018-09-27
ISBN : 0309477948
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 115 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose, which averages one death every 12.5 minutes. Between 1999 and 2016, the number of drug overdoses catapulted by 300 percent, with injection drug use increasing by 93 percent between 2004 and 2014 and opioid-related hospital admissions increasing by 58 percent over the past decade. And an inexorable sequela of the opioid epidemic is the spread of infectious diseases. To address these infectious disease consequences of the opioid crisis, a public workshop titled Integrating Infectious Disease Considerations with Response to the Opioid Epidemic was convened on March 12 and 13, 2018, by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Participants discussed strategies to prevent and treat infections in people who inject drugs, especially ways to work efficiently though the existing public health and medical systems. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic

Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic Book
Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2017-09-28
ISBN : 0309459575
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drug overdose, driven largely by overdose related to the use of opioids, is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States. The ongoing opioid crisis lies at the intersection of two public health challenges: reducing the burden of suffering from pain and containing the rising toll of the harms that can arise from the use of opioid medications. Chronic pain and opioid use disorder both represent complex human conditions affecting millions of Americans and causing untold disability and loss of function. In the context of the growing opioid problem, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched an Opioids Action Plan in early 2016. As part of this plan, the FDA asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene a committee to update the state of the science on pain research, care, and education and to identify actions the FDA and others can take to respond to the opioid epidemic, with a particular focus on informing FDA's development of a formal method for incorporating individual and societal considerations into its risk-benefit framework for opioid approval and monitoring.

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Save Lives

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Save Lives Book
Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2019-05-16
ISBN : 0309486513
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The opioid crisis in the United States has come about because of excessive use of these drugs for both legal and illicit purposes and unprecedented levels of consequent opioid use disorder (OUD). More than 2 million people in the United States are estimated to have OUD, which is caused by prolonged use of prescription opioids, heroin, or other illicit opioids. OUD is a life-threatening condition associated with a 20-fold greater risk of early death due to overdose, infectious diseases, trauma, and suicide. Mortality related to OUD continues to escalate as this public health crisis gathers momentum across the country, with opioid overdoses killing more than 47,000 people in 2017 in the United States. Efforts to date have made no real headway in stemming this crisis, in large part because tools that already existâ€"like evidence-based medicationsâ€"are not being deployed to maximum impact. To support the dissemination of accurate patient-focused information about treatments for addiction, and to help provide scientific solutions to the current opioid crisis, this report studies the evidence base on medication assisted treatment (MAT) for OUD. It examines available evidence on the range of parameters and circumstances in which MAT can be effectively delivered and identifies additional research needed.

The Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases

The Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases Book
Author : Brianna L. Norton
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2020-10-27
ISBN : 9780323683289
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Offering timely guidance on the junction of the opioid crisis and infectious diseases, this practical handbook by Dr. Brianna L. Norton provides concise yet comprehensive coverage of a growing patient population. Infectious disease specialists are increasingly seeing patients who previously used opiods and now use intravenous drugs. Many challenges are unique to this patient population, including new and growing infections such as hepatitis C, endocarditis, HIV, and hepatitis B. The Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases is an up-to-date, real-world guide that covers the scope of the problem, management guidelines, and much more. Describes the new landscape of the opioid crisis in the U.S. and its intersection with infectious diseases, including epidemiology, Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and rural America, and more. Offers practical guidance on (OUD) and infectious co-morbidities like hepatitis C, STDs, endocarditis, HIV, and hepatitis B. Covers prevention, treatment, and harm reduction. Discusses OUD, infectious diseases, and the criminal justice system. Consolidates today's available information and guidance into a single, convenient resource.

Integrating Responses at the Intersection of Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Epidemics

Integrating Responses at the Intersection of Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Epidemics Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 9780309477956
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 115 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose, which averages one death every 12.5 minutes. Between 1999 and 2016, the number of drug overdoses catapulted by 300 percent, with injection drug use increasing by 93 percent between 2004 and 2014 and opioid-related hospital admissions increasing by 58 percent over the past decade. And an inexorable sequela of the opioid epidemic is the spread of infectious diseases. To address these infectious disease consequences of the opioid crisis, a public workshop titled Integrating Infectious Disease Considerations with Response to the Opioid Epidemic was convened on March 12 and 13, 2018, by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Participants discussed strategies to prevent and treat infections in people who inject drugs, especially ways to work efficiently though the existing public health and medical systems. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop"--Publisher's description

Infections in IV Drug Users An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America E Book

Infections in IV Drug Users  An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America  E Book Book
Author : Carlos Del Rio,Sandra Springer
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2020-08-31
ISBN : 0323777864
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Together with Consulting Editor, Dr. Helen Bucher, Guest Editors Dr. Carlos Del Rio and Dr. Sandra Springer have put together an important monograph that addresses infections in IV drug users. They have selected top experts to contribute clinical reviews for infectious disease physicians. Articles are devoted to the following topics: Medical and Surgical management of Infectious endocarditis in persons who use drugs; The Microbiology Laboratory and the Opioid epidemic; The Geography of Infectious Diseases Related to the Opioid Epidemic; Soft tissue, bone and joint infections related to illicit drug use; Management of opioid use disorder and infectious disease in the inpatient setting; Outpatient antimicrobial and OUD management in persons who use drugs; Novel approaches to antimicrobials for injection drug use associated infections; HCV treatment and reinfection risk in persons who use drugs on medication treatment for OUD: A systematic review in CJS settings; Treating opioid use disorder and related infectious diseases in the criminal justice system; Harm reduction services to prevent and treat infectious disease in persons who use drugs; Improving the management of patients with chronic opioid therapy in the outpatient setting; The Global Task Force for Chronic Pain in People Living with HIV (PLWH): Developing a research agenda in an emerging field; and Lessons learned from the response to the HIV epidemic that can inform addressing the opioid epidemic. Readers will come away with the clinical information they need to treat and improve outcomes in these patients.

Opportunities to Improve Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Services

Opportunities to Improve Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Services Book
Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on the Examination of the Integration of Opioid and Infectious Disease Prevention Efforts in Select Programs
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2020-03-30
ISBN : 0309663474
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Opioid use and infectious diseases are intertwined epidemics. Despite the fact that the United States is more than two decades into the opioid crisis - the cause of tens of thousands of deaths every year on its own - the health system has not sufficiently addressed the morbidity and mortality of drug use coupled with infectious diseases. This is at least in part due to traditional models of substance use disorder care wherein substance use disorder treatment is delivered independently of other medical care, thereby inhibiting the delivery of comprehensive care. As a result, the United States is experiencing a drastic increase in infectious diseases that spread with drug use. Opportunities to Improve Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Services examines current efforts to integrate care and describes barriers, such as inadequate workforce and training; lack of data integration and sharing; and stigma among people who use drugs and have also been diagnosed with an infectious disease. The conclusions and recommendations of this report will help to promote patient-centered, integrated programs to address this dual epidemic.

Dreamland

Dreamland Book
Author : Sam Quinones
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2015-04-21
ISBN : 1620402513
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner of the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction Named on Amazon's Best Books of the Year 2015--Michael Botticelli, U.S. Drug Czar (Politico) Favorite Book of the Year--Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Economics (Bloomberg/WSJ) Best Books of 2015--Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (WSJ) Books of the Year--Slate.com's 10 Best Books of 2015--Entertainment Weekly's 10 Best Books of 2015 --Buzzfeed's 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015--The Daily Beast's Best Big Idea Books of 2015--Seattle Times' Best Books of 2015--Boston Globe's Best Books of 2015--St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Best Books of 2015--The Guardian's The Best Book We Read All Year--Audible's Best Books of 2015--Texas Observer's Five Books We Loved in 2015--Chicago Public Library's Best Nonfiction Books of 2015 From a small town in Mexico to the boardrooms of Big Pharma to main streets nationwide, an explosive and shocking account of addiction in the heartland of America. In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America--addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland. With a great reporter's narrative skill and the storytelling ability of a novelist, acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two classic tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been catastrophic. The unfettered prescribing of pain medications during the 1990s reached its peak in Purdue Pharma's campaign to market OxyContin, its new, expensive--extremely addictive--miracle painkiller. Meanwhile, a massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel--assaulted small town and mid-sized cities across the country, driven by a brilliant, almost unbeatable marketing and distribution system. Together these phenomena continue to lay waste to communities from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico. Introducing a memorable cast of characters--pharma pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, and parents--Quinones shows how these tales fit together. Dreamland is a revelatory account of the corrosive threat facing America and its heartland.

America s Health Care Safety Net

America s Health Care Safety Net Book
Author : Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Changing Market, Managed Care, and the Future Viability of Safety Net Providers
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2000-09-04
ISBN : 030906497X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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America's Health Care Safety Net explains how competition and cost issues in today's health care marketplace are posing major challenges to continued access to care for America’s poor and uninsured. At a time when policymakers and providers are urgently seeking guidance, the committee recommends concrete strategies for maintaining the viability of the safety net--with innovative approaches to building public attention, developing better tools for tracking the problem, and designing effective interventions. This book examines the health care safety net from the perspectives of key providers and the populations they serve, including: Components of the safety net--public hospitals, community clinics, local health departments, and federal and state programs. Mounting pressures on the system--rising numbers of uninsured patients, decline in Medicaid eligibility due to welfare reform, increasing health care access barriers for minority and immigrant populations, and more. Specific consequences for providers and their patients from the competitive, managed care environment--detailing the evolution and impact of Medicaid managed care. Key issues highlighted in four populations--children with special needs, people with serious mental illness, people with HIV/AIDS, and the homeless.

Plagues and the Paradox of Progress

Plagues and the Paradox of Progress Book
Author : Thomas J. Bollyky
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2019-10-01
ISBN : 0262537966
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why the news about the global decline of infectious diseases is not all good. Plagues and parasites have played a central role in world affairs, shaping the evolution of the modern state, the growth of cities, and the disparate fortunes of national economies. This book tells that story, but it is not about the resurgence of pestilence. It is the story of its decline. For the first time in recorded history, virus, bacteria, and other infectious diseases are not the leading cause of death or disability in any region of the world. People are living longer, and fewer mothers are giving birth to many children in the hopes that some might survive. And yet, the news is not all good. Recent reductions in infectious disease have not been accompanied by the same improvements in income, job opportunities, and governance that occurred with these changes in wealthier countries decades ago. There have also been unintended consequences. In this book, Thomas Bollyky explores the paradox in our fight against infectious disease: the world is getting healthier in ways that should make us worry. Bollyky interweaves a grand historical narrative about the rise and fall of plagues in human societies with contemporary case studies of the consequences. Bollyky visits Dhaka—one of the most densely populated places on the planet—to show how low-cost health tools helped enable the phenomenon of poor world megacities. He visits China and Kenya to illustrate how dramatic declines in plagues have affected national economies. Bollyky traces the role of infectious disease in the migrations from Ireland before the potato famine and to Europe from Africa and elsewhere today. Historic health achievements are remaking a world that is both worrisome and full of opportunities. Whether the peril or promise of that progress prevails, Bollyky explains, depends on what we do next. A Council on Foreign Relations Book

Plagues Poxes

Plagues   Poxes Book
Author : Dr. Alfred Jay Bollet, MD,Alfred Bollet Jay, MD
Publisher : Demos Medical Publishing
Release : 2004-06-01
ISBN : 1934559385
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since publication of the initial version of Plagues & Poxes in 1987, which had the optimistic subtitle "The Rise and Fall of Epidemic Disease," the rise of new diseases such as AIDS and the deliberate modification and weaponization of diseases such as anthrax have changed the way we perceive infectious disease. With major modifications to deal with this new reality, the acclaimed author of Civil War Medicine: Challenges and Triumphs has updated and revised this series of essays about changing disease patterns in history and some of the key events and people involved in them. It deals with the history of major outbreaks of disease - both infectious diseases such as plague and smallpox and noninfectious diseases - and shows how they are in many cases caused inadvertently by human actions, including warfare, commercial travel, social adaptations, and dietary modifications. To these must now be added discussion of the intentional spreading of disease by acts of bioterrorism, and the history and knowledge of those diseases that are thought to be potential candidates for intentional spread by bioterrorists. Among the many topics discussed are: How the spread of smallpox and measles among previously unexposed populations in the Americas, the introduction of malaria and yellow fever from Africa via the importation of slaves into the Western hemisphere, and the importation of syphilis to Europe all are related to the modern interchange of diseases such as AIDS. How the ever-larger populations in the cities of Europe and North America gave rise to "crowd diseases" such as polio by permitting the existence of sufficient numbers of non-immune people in sufficient numbers to keep the diseases from dying out. How the domestication of animals allowed diseases of animals to affect humans, or perhaps become genetically modified to become epidemic human diseases. Why the concept of deficiency diseases was not understood before the early twentieth century; disease, after all, was the presence of something abnormal, how could it be due to the absence of something? In fact, the first epidemic disease in human history probably was iron deficiency anemia. How changes in the availability and nature of specific foods have affected the size of population groups and their health throughout history. The introduction of potatoes to Ireland and corn to Europe, and the relationship between the modern technique of rice milling and beriberi, all illustrate the fragile nutritional state that results when any single vegetable crop is the main source of food. Why biological warfare is not a new phenomenon. There have been attempts to intentionally cause epidemic disease almost since the dawn of recorded history, including the contamination of wells and other water sources of armies and civilian populations; of course, the spread of smallpox to Native Americans during the French and Indian War is known to every schoolchild. With our increased technology, it is not surprising that we now have to deal with problems such as weaponized spores of anthrax.

The Age of Fentanyl

The Age of Fentanyl Book
Author : Brodie Ramin
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2020-03-14
ISBN : 1459746724
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Is there a way to end North America’s opioid epidemic? In The Age of Fentanyl, Brodie Ramin tells the story of the opioid crisis, showing us the disease and cure from his perspective as an addiction doctor working on the front lines. We meet his patients, hear from other addiction experts, and learn about the science and medicine of opioid addiction and its treatments. He shows us how addiction can be prevented, how knowledge can reduce stigma, and how epidemics can be beaten. Dr. Ramin brings the hopeful message that just as patients and health care workers rallied together to fight HIV one generation ago, a coalition of patients, advocates, scientists, doctors, and nurses is once again finding solutions and making plans to stem the overdose deaths, block the spread of fentanyl, and end the epidemic.

Opioid Dependence

Opioid Dependence Book
Author : Heath B. McAnally
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-10-07
ISBN : 3319474979
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book begins with a public health/epidemiologic examination of the situation, with a systematic view of the problem based on classic (infectious disease) epidemiologic principles applied to this behavioral health issue. This application is expanded to take into account the fact that unlike most epidemics in our species’ history, a unique factor that must be accounted for in any public health analysis is that the host (opioid-dependent/misusing patient) is generally not under sufficiently strong motivation to avoid the disease. The introduction concludes with a survey of recent containment approaches, categorized epidemiologically by target (agent, vector, host.) The remainder of the book is organized according to this framework, addressing agent, vector/transmission and host, respectively. Sections Three and Four comprise the major focus of the book, and are dedicated primarily to practical education for primary care providers in preventing opioid use disorder, and overcoming it after the fact.

Infections in IV Drug Users an Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

Infections in IV Drug Users  an Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America Book
Author : Carlos Del Rio,Sandra Springer
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-09-30
ISBN : 9780323777858
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Together with Consulting Editor, Dr. Helen Bucher, Guest Editors Dr. Carlos Del Rio and Dr. Sandra Springer have put together an important monograph that addresses infections in IV drug users. They have selected top experts to contribute clinical reviews for infectious disease physicians. Articles are devoted to the following topics: Medical and Surgical management of Infectious endocarditis in persons who use drugs; The Microbiology Laboratory and the Opioid epidemic; The Geography of Infectious Diseases Related to the Opioid Epidemic; Soft tissue, bone and joint infections related to illicit drug use; Management of opioid use disorder and infectious disease in the inpatient setting; Outpatient antimicrobial and OUD management in persons who use drugs; Novel approaches to antimicrobials for injection drug use associated infections; HCV treatment and reinfection risk in persons who use drugs on medication treatment for OUD: A systematic review in CJS settings; Treating opioid use disorder and related infectious diseases in the criminal justice system; Harm reduction services to prevent and treat infectious disease in persons who use drugs; Improving the management of patients with chronic opioid therapy in the outpatient setting; The Global Task Force for Chronic Pain in People Living with HIV (PLWH): Developing a research agenda in an emerging field; and Lessons learned from the response to the HIV epidemic that can inform addressing the opioid epidemic. Readers will come away with the clinical information they need to treat and improve outcomes in these patients.

Fighting for Space

Fighting for Space Book
Author : Travis Lupick
Publisher : arsenal pulp press
Release : 2018-06-05
ISBN : 1551527138
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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North America is in the grips of a drug epidemic; with the introduction of fentanyl, the chances of a fatal overdose are greater than ever, prompting many to rethink the war on drugs. Public opinion has slowly begun to turn against prohibition, and policy-makers are finally beginning to look at addiction as a health issue as opposed to one for the criminal justice system. While deaths across the continent continue to climb, Fighting for Space explains the concept of harm reduction as a crucial component of a city’s response to the drug crisis. It tells the story of a grassroots group of addicts in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside who waged a political street fight for two decades to transform how the city treats its most marginalized citizens. Over the past twenty-five years, this group of residents from Canada's poorest neighborhood organized themselves in response to the growing number of overdose deaths and demanded that addicts be given the same rights as any other citizen; against all odds, they eventually won. But just as their battle came to an end, fentanyl arrived and opioid deaths across North America reached an all-time high. The "genocide" in Vancouver finally sparked government action. Twenty years later, as the same pattern plays out in other cities, there is much that advocates for reform can learn from Vancouver's experience. Fighting for Space tells that story—including case studies in Ohio, Florida, New York, California, Massachusetts, and Washington state—with the same passionate fervor as the activists whose tireless work gave dignity to addicts and saved countless lives.

National Strategy for the COVID 19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness

National Strategy for the COVID 19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness Book
Author : Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-05-18
ISBN : 1510767614
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The ultimate guide for anyone wondering how President Joe Biden will respond to the COVID-19 pandemic—all his plans, goals, and executive orders in response to the coronavirus crisis. Shortly after being inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden and his administration released this 200 page guide detailing his plans to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness breaks down seven crucial goals of President Joe Biden's administration with regards to the coronavirus pandemic: 1. Restore trust with the American people. 2. Mount a safe, effective, and comprehensive vaccination campaign. 3. Mitigate spread through expanding masking, testing, data, treatments, health care workforce, and clear public health standards. 4. Immediately expand emergency relief and exercise the Defense Production Act. 5. Safely reopen schools, businesses, and travel while protecting workers. 6. Protect those most at risk and advance equity, including across racial, ethnic and rural/urban lines. 7. Restore U.S. leadership globally and build better preparedness for future threats. Each of these goals are explained and detailed in the book, with evidence about the current circumstances and how we got here, as well as plans and concrete steps to achieve each goal. Also included is the full text of the many Executive Orders that will be issued by President Biden to achieve each of these goals. The National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness is required reading for anyone interested in or concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on American society.

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism Book
Author : Anne Case,Angus Deaton
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2021-03-02
ISBN : 0691217068
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A New York Times Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year A New Statesman Book to Read From economist Anne Case and Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton, a groundbreaking account of how the flaws in capitalism are fatal for America's working class Deaths of despair from suicide, drug overdose, and alcoholism are rising dramatically in the United States, claiming hundreds of thousands of American lives. Anne Case and Angus Deaton explain the overwhelming surge in these deaths and shed light on the social and economic forces that are making life harder for the working class. As the college educated become healthier and wealthier, adults without a degree are literally dying from pain and despair. Case and Deaton tie the crisis to the weakening position of labor, the growing power of corporations, and a rapacious health-care sector that redistributes working-class wages into the pockets of the wealthy. This critically important book paints a troubling portrait of the American dream in decline, and provides solutions that can rein in capitalism's excesses and make it work for everyone.

Infectious Disease Surveillance

Infectious Disease Surveillance Book
Author : Nkuchia M. M'ikanatha,Ruth Lynfield,Chris A. Van Beneden,Henriette de Valk
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-03-11
ISBN : 1118543521
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This fully updated edition of Infectious DiseaseSurveillance is for frontline public health practitioners,epidemiologists, and clinical microbiologists who are engaged incommunicable disease control. It is also a foundational textfor trainees in public health, applied epidemiology, postgraduatemedicine and nursing programs. The second edition portrays both the conceptual framework andpractical aspects of infectious disease surveillance. It is acomprehensive resource designed to improve the tracking ofinfectious diseases and to serve as a starting point in thedevelopment of new surveillance systems. Infectious DiseaseSurveillance includes over 45 chapters from over 100contributors, and topics organized into six sections based on majorthemes. Section One highlights the critical role surveillanceplays in public health and it provides an overview of the currentInternational Health Regulations (2005) in addition to successesand challenges in infectious disease eradication. Section Two describes surveillance systems based onlogical program areas such as foodborne illnesses, vector-bornediseases, sexually transmitted diseases, viral hepatitis healthcareand transplantation associated infections. Attention is devoted toprograms for monitoring unexplained deaths, agents of bioterrorism,mass gatherings, and disease associated with internationaltravel. Sections Three and Four explore the uses of the Internetand wireless technologies to advance infectious diseasesurveillance in various settings with emphasis on best practicesbased on deployed systems. They also address molecular laboratorymethods, and statistical and geospatial analysis, and evaluation ofsystems for early epidemic detection. Sections Five and Six discuss legal and ethicalconsiderations, communication strategies and appliedepidemiology-training programs. The rest of the chapters offerpublic-private partnerships, as well lessons from the 2009-2010H1N1 influenza pandemic and future directions for infectiousdisease surveillance.

The American Opioid Epidemic

The American Opioid Epidemic Book
Author : Michael T. Compton, M.D., M.P.H.,Marc W. Manseau, M.D., M.P.H.
Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
Release : 2018-12-31
ISBN : 1615371575
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an in-depth look at clinical and public health approaches to this epidemic from both psychiatric and medical perspectives and gives mental health professionals the big picture necessary to understand the epidemic.