Deciding how to allocate scarce medical resources

March 30, 2020

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A medical worker is shown wearing a full protective suit and face mask and carrying a box of medical supplies.

Medical staff, wearing protective suits and face masks, prepare material for medical consultations at an emergency COVID-19 center near Paris as the spread of the coronavirus continues in France, March 26, 2020.

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With masks and ventilators in short supply, how health care providers around the world deciding to allocate scarce resources? And, Moscow residents got a four-hour notice Sunday before the city went under a sweeping quarantine. The order from the mayor of Moscow came just days after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a week-long, paid, stay-at-home holiday. Also, the new Social Distancing Festival was created as an online space for artists to showcase their work if a performance or exhibition has been impacted by COVID-19.


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