ICAP’s Jessica Justman, MD, senior technical director, was featured in a Nov. 20 article by The New York Times, which reported that positive test rates have gone up in the city in the last month, leading to what many experts say is a second wave. Epidemiologists proposed a range of options the city should be considering, from shutting down gyms and tightening up quarantines for travelers to more comprehensive public health advice that goes beyond mask wearing and hand washing. Justman says:

“We need to be ahead of the curve and not be quite so slow in acting on our information,”

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A major global health organization that has been improving public health in countries around the world for over 15 years, ICAP works to transform the health of populations through innovation, science, and global collaboration. Based at Columbia University in New York City, where it is part of the Mailman School of Public Health, ICAP has projects in more than 30 countries, working side-by-side with ministries of health and local partners to confront some of the world’s toughest health challenges. Through meaningful research, tailored technical assistance, effective training and education programs, and rigorous surveillance to measure and evaluate the impact of public health interventions, ICAP aims to realize a global vision of healthy people, empowered communities, and thriving societies. Online at icap.columbia.edu

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