Michael Lawrence Barnett
Primary Faculty

Michael Lawrence Barnett

Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management

Health Policy and Management

Other Positions

Associate Professor of Medicine

Medicine-Brigham and Women's Hospital

Harvard Medical School



Those facing greatest risk for severe COVID treated less often

Medicare patients who were at the highest risk for severe COVID-19—such as Black patients, patients older than 90, and patients living in nursing homes—received antiviral treatments less often than those who had the least risk, according to a…

Antiviral treatments for COVID underused in nursing homes

Even though nursing home residents face high risk of severe infection or death from COVID-19, nursing homes have underused antiviral treatments, even after Paxlovid, a highly effective antiviral pill, became widely available, according to a new study co-authored…