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Leana Wen, M.D.
Visiting Professor & Distinguished Fellow . Emergency Physician, Patient Advocate, Mom. Views my own.
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Leana Wen, M.D. retweeted
Washington Post Opinions 18h
We should see the rapid adjustments by the U.S. government as indicative of a strong public health response, writes
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Leana Wen, M.D. 15h
It was an honor to speak with you ! Thank you for your excellent work.
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Leana Wen, M.D. retweeted
GWHPM Feb 21
"Global efforts to respond to infectious diseases must take into account the needs of front-line providers. They are our first and last line of defense, and the strength of any response depends on the strength of the health care workforce." -
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Meg Tirrell Feb 19
Another methodology change = another wild swing in new cases of . We dove into implications w ⁦⁩ + concerns about undetected cases & whether local US health depts have enough funding. ⁦⁩ put it bluntly: “No.”
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Leana Wen, M.D. Feb 20
Fascinating article by : if health economists had their way, what would our health system look like? (Spoiler: not that different from what it looks like today—just maybe more efficient)
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Leana Wen, M.D. Feb 20
Constant reevaluation is the bedrock of any emergency response. Public health relies on public trust. Admitting mistakes and explaining prompt corrective actions engender that trust.
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Leana Wen, M.D. Feb 20
On 1) Still a lot unknown, likely many cases not counted in China 2) Risk to Americans remains low & US response has been strong 3) We need much more investment in local public health—the frontlines of epidemic
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Leana Wen, M.D. Feb 19
We need to be exact with language. Universal healthcare is not the same as . There are numerous ways to achieve healthcare for everyone. Single payer is one of the ways—but by no means the only way—to guarantee health as a human right.
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Leana Wen, M.D. Feb 19
Who has NOT forgotten a name & fumbler an answer to a question? Good for for defending
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Leana Wen, M.D. Feb 19
Looking forward to discussing the response and anticipated trajectory of .
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APHA Feb 18
Controlling will require flexibility and funding, says APHA’s Georges Benjamin: Congress must act:
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APHA Feb 16
Health workers are at risk from . The emergency response must place greater emphasis on the needs of the health workforce, say and :
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Leana Wen, M.D. Feb 14
This is horrific. Healthcare workers are the frontlines of the epidemic. If we can’t protect them, how can they fight diseases and protect all of us?
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Health Affairs Feb 14
Novel Should Prompt Examination Of Impact Of Outbreaks On Health Care Workers: and discuss the impact of infectious on health care workers and strategies for building a robust health workforce.
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USA TODAY Feb 13
"With a shortage of masks and protective suits, need for diapers and 24-hour shifts, overwhelmed medical professionals can't protect us," writes contributor .
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Leana Wen, M.D. Feb 13
The plight of medical workers in China should worry all of us. A robust outbreak response requires a functioning health workforce. My op-ed in .
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Steve Clemons Feb 12
The was topic of the week on w/former Baltimore Health Commissioner Infectious Disease expert Lisa Maragakis & with a tribute to Doctor
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Leana Wen, M.D. Feb 12
With : 1)We need more investment in local public health--frontlines of epidemics 2) China’s response is concerning. Transparency & trust are critical 3) This is still a quickly evolving situation
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Leana Wen, M.D. Feb 11
Public health saved our lives today — we just don’t know it. Let's learn from the outbreak and invest in public health infrastructure now to prevent the spread of deadly diseases later.
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Leana Wen, M.D. Feb 11
Great to join The Bottom Line with from to speak about the ongoing outbreak & the need for a timely, informed & coordinated public health response.
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