At first glance, John Cochrane makes a compelling case that pay toilets should not be illegal. The absence of pay toilets is in fact a delightful encapsulation of so much that is wrong with American economic policy these days. Activists decide free toilets are a… Read More »Should pay toilets be illegal?
How do you evaluate treatment efficacy and safety outside of the clinical trial setting? This is not just a question of academic interest. In last week’s JAMA, Rubin 2021 writes about some of the challenges of evaluating COVID-19 vaccines outside of a clinical trial setting.… Read More »Use of real-world evidence for regulatory decision-making
Is your observational research study following best practices? Is your methodology transparent? To help answer these questions, the Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research (EQUATOR) Network created the STROBE guidelines. The STROBE guidelines–an acronym for The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in… Read More »Did your real-world study follow STROBE guidelines?
Population-adjusted indirect comparisons (PAICs) include both matching-adjusted indirect comparisons (MAICs) and Simulated treatment comparisons (STCs). The key data requirement for these methods is that they have individual patient data (IPD) from at least one clinical trial. This means the methods are most useful for studied… Read More »When (and how) to use population-adjusted indirect comparisons?
Understanding trends in COVID-19 transmission rates is vital both public health monitoring and policymaking decisions. However, diagnostic capacity may be limited, and test sampling is often non-random, and often COVID-19 cases are not reported when patients have mild or asymptomatic disease. What is the solution?… Read More »Using wastewater to monitor COVID-19
J+D Forecasting, known as the experts in pharmaceutical forecasting, has today announced the launch of EpiCube; the latest addition to its comprehensive suite of pharmaceutical forecasting products. Unlike most standard epidemiological databases available, EpiCube is the first database where the user can choose how to… Read More »J+D FORECASTING LAUNCHES INTELLIGENT DATA
This tracker provides up-to-date data on federal Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE( funding, including an overview of funding mechanisms by year, agency, grant mechanism, and jurisdiction. It will be updated over time.
While lockdown eases across England, local lockdowns are becoming an ever-growing threat across the country. This is a unique response in comparison to other countries across the world and could be indicative of a second spike in infections. At the beginning of the pandemic, The… Read More »Understanding COVID-19 and varying responses across the globe
With schools nationwide preparing for fall and the federal government encouraging in-person classes, key concerns for school officials, teachers and parents include the risks that coronavirus poses to children and their role in transmission of the disease. A new KFF brief examines the latest available data… Read More »Brief Examines What’s Known About Children and Coronavirus Transmission as Schools Prepare for Fall
As schools prepare for Fall, this brief examines what’s known about children and COVID-19, including the risk the virus poses to children and the risk of children becoming infected and transmitting to others, and the experiences of other countries that reopened classrooms.
This updated fact sheet provides the latest data on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, including impact by region, treatment and prevention efforts, and an overview of the U.S. and global responses to the epidemic.
This tracker provides the number of cases and deaths from novel coronavirus by country, the trend in case and death counts by country, and a global map of showing which countries have cases and deaths. There have been over 7.2 million confirmed cases and 411,000… Read More »COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker – Updated as of July 10
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