"Are you planning to visit a lot of attractions and go to indoor bars? That's very different from you're going somewhere where you're planning to lie on the beach all day and not interact with anyone else. That's very different. Those are very different levels of risk."
Vaccination is the most significant safety factor for travel, since unvaccinated travelers are more likely to become ill and transmit Covid-19 to others, Wen said.
CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen and professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health is featured in this news article as she weighs in on travel risk levels. Read here.
Mullan Institute director, Dr. Patricia (Polly) Pittman was quoted in an article by the MedPage Today .
If we want to think about policy solutions that are going to really stop the leakage ... we really need to make sure that we understand the major drivers" of nurses leaving the profession, said Patricia "Polly" Pittman, PhD, of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Read full article.
Polly Pittman, the director of the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity at George Washington University commented on nurses staffing levels saying “This is the first time in 40 years that there has been a decline in the number of nurses in the economy, in the workplace, and it’s a real shocker,” Pittman said. “We have system-level problems that are causing a leakage in the current nursing workforce and that needs to be addressed.” In this article Patricia Pittman recommends several approaches that could directly affect the nurse pipeline. Read full article.
Patricia Pittman professor and director of the Mullan Institute at George Washington University discusses reasons for nurses quitting the profession.
Watch the interview here.
Dr. Patricia Pittman, head of the Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity at George Washington University was interviewed by WGRZ Chanel 2 New commenting about the shortage of nurses. Watch the full interview here.