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STATUS Spotlight: Leading JAMA Through Turmoil

The new JAMA editor-in-chief, health equity advocate Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.S., will share how she plans to steer the prestigious publication through the racial turbulence that saw the resignation of its previous top editor. Sign up to learn about her aspirations for the journal’s journey forward.

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National Academies report cites ‘urgent’ need to recruit more diverse participants for clinical trials

A new National Academies report on the persistent lack of diversity in clinical trials calls for a paradigm shift that gives less power to institutions that fund and conduct clinical research and more to communities under study.

Incoming JAMA editor says the journal’s issues handling race are ‘not unique to JAMA’

In her most pointed public comments since her selection as JAMA editor-in-chief, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo acknowledged she had a visceral reaction to the podcast scandal that led to her predecessor’s departure. But ultimately, she wasn’t surprised.

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After accusations of structural racism at JAMA, a Black health-equity advocate is named the journal’s editor

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, a Black internist and epidemiologist at the University of California, San Francisco, has been a leading voice for equitable health care during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo

Epidemiologist Bibbins-Domingo uses her near-daily media appearances to press for measures that would close racial, regional, and economic gaps in Covid-19 treatment, including broader testing and vaccination programs. A paper she co-authored in 2021 showed that Covid-19 hit California’s Latino population harder than any other group in the state, with immigrants and essential workers dying…

The stages of pandemic emotion: from horror to hope to rage — and now, an anxious optimism

Americans were jubilant when vaccines sent Covid-19 cases plummeting. That turned to anger and despair, as Delta surged. Now, with trend lines moving in the right direction, there's a kind of anxious optimism.

The 36 best books and podcasts on health and science to check out this summer

The STAT summer book list is back: Check out recommendations for great reads (and podcasts) from the likes of Anthony Fauci, @CDCDirector, @ChelseaClinton, STAT readers and staff, and more!

In LA, ambulances circle for hours and ICUs are full. Is this what Covid-19 has in store for the rest of the country?

Do the overwhelmed hospitals in Los Angeles offer a glimpse of what other regions may soon face as case counts rise steeply and a seemingly more infectious strain takes hold?

Covid-19 deaths are the highest they’ve ever been — and the more infectious variants could make things much worse

If the new variants take off here — which, with their transmission advantages, they will, unless Americans rapidly put a brake on their spread — it will detonate something of a bomb in the already deep hole the country must dig out of to end the crisis. 

Health experts want to prioritize people of color for a Covid-19 vaccine. But how should it be done?

“My worry is that if there was explicit racial priority given to the Covid-19 vaccine, we could be embroiled in litigation," said one health law expert.

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When hard data are ‘heartbreaking’: Testing blitz in San Francisco shows Covid-19 struck mostly low-wage workers

"What really comes out of these data is that low-wage essential workers are victims of this disease," said the testing project's organizer.

Experts debate: Do healthy people need an aspirin a day?

Experts are split over whether seemingly healthy people should take aspirin to prevent a first heart attack, stroke, or colorectal cancer.