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Grassroots, physician-led advocacy focused on protecting public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our everyday lives and transformed how we work, socialize with others, and share meals with friends and family. One of the most notable impacts of the pandemic has been food insecurity and eating behaviors. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity for low-income individuals and changed eating behaviors for many Americans of different socioeconomic levels. Because these changes have harmful health implications, action must be taken at both the individual and governmental/policy levels to mitigate food insecurity and the disruptive effect of pandemic-related guidelines on our eating behaviors.

Food security means that individuals have access…

Susanna Huh, MD MPH for the COVID-19 Action Coalition

Every winter, our family looks forward to the thrill of downhill skiing. Skiing can be safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is an outdoor sport in which face coverings are the norm, and even in the lift line, the equipment itself promotes social distancing. But we have to do more to make skiing safe this year.

Without these extra measures, we risk repeating ski resort outbreaks similar to what happened last winter in Austria. …

Susanna Huh, MD MPH, Sushama Scalera, MD, Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD MPH, Amy Fogelman, MD, Suzie Bertisch, MD, MPH, Elissa M Schechter-Perkins, MD MPH, Amy Sangiolo for the COVID-19 Action Coalition

We just passed another COVID-19 milestone in Massachusetts: 10,000 deaths from COVID-19. That’s like losing all of Brewster, or one of every three people in Gloucester. We’ve lost young and old, frail and previously healthy, nursing home residents, health care and essential workers, and disproportionately, Black and Latinx people. We mourn each parent, grandparent, son, daughter, and friend who meant the world to us.

We also mourn the loss…

COVID-19 Action Coalition

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