Smart Talk Tuesday: US Senator Casey; predicting COVID-19 spread based on where you live

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While state governments lead the COVID-19 pandemic response throughout the countrythe federal government continues work to support their efforts 

Pennsylvania Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Casey recently introduced a bill to reshape Medicaid funding, which has the potential for significantly increasing Medicaid resources in the state.  

Senator Casey joins Smart Talk Tuesday to discuss this bill, along with the outlook for another federal stimulus plan. 

Where you live may play a role in predicting future COVID-19 disease spread. Not only because of how government agencies are responding to the crisis but based on the likelihood people living there will follow the health guidelines that have been put in place.   

A recent Penn State College of Medicine study found that several U.S. cities may be at an increased risk of surges because their residents seem unwilling to follow certain mitigation practices 

Dr. Robert Lennon, MD, an associate professor of family and community medicine at Penn State College of Medicine, joins Smart Talk along with Dr. Lauren Van Scoy, MD, co-director of the Qualitative Mixed Methods Core at the College of Medicine, to offer research survey findings 

The survey (link here) was created in collaboration with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) to determine whether people were willing to follow key recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

 

 

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