‘What the Health?’ by KHN: Coordinator of Covid response speaks
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Ashish Jha, the White House’s covid-19 response coordinator, was a guest for a wide-ranging interview on “What the Health?” this week. audio file.
Jha, who is taking a break from his “day job” as dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, said he’s particularly worried about the nation’s transition from a health emergency. public health returns to a more normal background and habits – especially for low-income and uninsured people who may not be able to get the kinds of tests, treatments and the covid vaccine has so far been free through federal subsidies.
Jha said the Biden administration is doing more than the public realizes to study “prolonged covid,” a set of conditions in a small group of patients who continue to have the infection or its consequences, and at the same time improve indoor air quality, which can help prevent the spread of not only corona virus but also other infectious respiratory diseases.
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