The database is especially timely, the news organizations said in a release, since the Trump administration decided in July to divert hospital data about coronavirus from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention so administration officials could access it first. The move could make critical data about coronavirus cases and deaths less transparent. … [Read more...] about Over 900 health care workers have died from coronavirus. A new database tells their stories
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Clinton has dismissed Sanders’s proposal as unrealistic and a danger to the reforms that have already been enacted through the Affordable Care Act. That argument seems to be falling flat in New Hampshire, where the latest WMUR poll showed Sanders trouncing Clinton by nearly 30 points. But at least Clinton can count on some support when the campaign gets to Vermont. Gov. Shumlin, who will not run for reelection, has announced he’s with her. … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders’s Single-Payer Health Care Plan Failed in Vermont
The first $30 billion of congressional relief funds was doled out in mid-April based on hospitals' prior Medicare reimbursements, not the share of coronavirus patients -- which means hard-hit areas didn't get an extra boost when they needed it most. The agency said it did this because it was the fastest way for it to get money out the door, but it also meant that it missed many providers that care for low-income patients. Hospitals then received an additional $20 billion based on their 2018 net patient revenue. … [Read more...] about Health care providers for the poor will get more federal coronavirus relief
Household transmission beginning with a child is one of the most frequent routes for influenza transmission, although it is by no means the only one. The virus can be transmitted in many different settings including colleges, workplaces, sporting events, theaters and other social gatherings. The authors argue that the prevention of household transmission supports the concept that prophylactic use of baloxavir will also reduce transmission in other settings. … [Read more...] about The flu could send our health care system into overdrive this winter. This drug offers some hope.
“It shows we need to be vigilant. We, as health care workers, need to set the example. I think we need to be very cautious as we’re walking into patients’ rooms,” says AHN Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine physician Dr. Anil Singh. … [Read more...] about Study: Health Care Workers Wearing Personal Protective Equipment Still 3 Times More Likely To Contract Coronavirus