Health

States prod nursing homes to take more Covid-19 patients

Source The fear, advocates say, is that the generous payments designed to help patients will only serve to expose more elderly people to some of...

Police arrest tactics at protests add to virus risk

Source Jacqueline Greene with the Ohio Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild told POLITICO that many people arrested for curfew violation were packed onto buses...

FDA struggles to remain independent amid race for virus cure

Source Baptism by fire When Hahn, a cancer doctor by training, took office in December, the hottest issue facing the FDA was e-cigarettes. But within weeks,...

Top House, Senate lawmakers warn HHS over slow health provider aid payouts

Source Senate Finance Chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), as well as House Energy and Commerce Chair Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) and...

Vague testing guidance hinders business reopenings

Source Critics blame the Trump administration for deferring too much decision-making to states and localities and leaving businesses hanging in its eagerness to reboot the...

Mass protests could undo hard-won progress in pandemic

Source Health officials in Minneapolis — where former police officer Derek Chauvin is charged with murdering George Floyd — also expect new virus outbreaks after...

Surgeon general: ‘You understand the anger’

Source While many protesters have worn masks and some have distributed hand sanitizer, hundreds and sometimes thousands of people have gathered in close proximity to...

States brace for disasters as pandemic collides with hurricane season

Source “If a hurricane like Harvey hit again in the middle of pandemic, you’ve got kids maybe going back to school and you’ve got flu...

Trump says U.S. withdrawing from World Health Organization

Source President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on Friday. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo By POLITICO STAFF 05/29/2020...

Rising ICU bed use ‘a big red flag’

Source States proceed with reopening plans despite warnings local hospitals may struggle to handle a new coronavirus outbreak. www.politico.com

Pandemic upends state plans to expand health insurance

Source “When your house is on fire, you’re not focused on building another wing,” said Democratic health strategist Chris Jennings, who’s advising Biden’s campaign. The stalled...

NIH director: ‘No way of knowing’ if coronavirus escaped from Wuhan lab

Source Collins, who had not previously commented publicly on the situation, told POLITICO that “the NIH cannot discuss individual grants.” The agency chief, who is leading...

Bad state data hides coronavirus threat as Trump pushes reopening

Source New examples seem to sprout up daily. The District of Columbia this week became the latest jurisdiction to endure scrutiny, with the city using...

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Are you able to catch the coronavirus from a swimming pool?

Source Elements of America are already baking, although summer time doesn’t formally arrive for an additional two weeks. So with the warmth on, all people desires...

Fb removes almost 200 accounts tied to hate teams

Source Fb has eliminated almost 200 social media accounts linked to white supremacy teams that deliberate to encourage members to attend protests over police killings...

Tropical Storm Cristobal advances towards US Gulf Coast

Source NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A re-energized Tropical Storm Cristobal superior towards the U.S. Gulf Coast on Saturday, spawning a twister in Florida and bringing...

Gov. Cuomo creates user-unfriendly ‘Reopening New York Metropolis’ on-line information

Source As if re-opening after being shut down for months by a pandemic wasn’t tough sufficient, the governor’s workplace has created a clunky on-line information...