From The Conversation: COVID-19 revealed how sick the US health care delivery system really is

Elizabeth A. Regan, University of South Carolina If you got the COVID-19 shot, you likely received a little paper card that shows you’ve been vaccinated. Make sure you keep that card in a safe place. There is no coordinated way to share information about who has been vaccinated and who has not. That is just … Continue reading From The Conversation: COVID-19 revealed how sick the US health care delivery system really is

KHN: Why Even Presidential Pressure Might Not Get More Vaccine to Market Faster

Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News and Sarah Jane Tribble, Kaiser Health News and Arthur Allen and Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News January 26, 2021 Americans are dying of covid-19 by the thousands, but efforts to ramp up production of potentially lifesaving vaccines are hitting a brick wall. Vaccine makers Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech are running their … Continue reading KHN: Why Even Presidential Pressure Might Not Get More Vaccine to Market Faster

HLM 2015: State gun rules vary for health systems

https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/QUA-318003/Gun-Laws-in-Health-Systems-Vary-by- Hospitals aren’t havens from mass shootings By Tinker Ready For the staff at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the fuzzy security photo of a young man entering the Charleston church where he shot nine people had to be disturbingly familiar. A hospital camera recorded similar scenes in January, when a man walked … Continue reading HLM 2015: State gun rules vary for health systems

KHN and PolitiFact: Lie of the Year: The Downplay and Denial of the Coronavirus

by Daniel Funke, PolitiFact and Katie Sanders PolitiFact December 16, 2020 This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. It can be republished for free. A Florida taxi driver and his wife had seen enough conspiracy theories online to believe the virus was overblown, maybe even a hoax. So no masks for them. Then they … Continue reading KHN and PolitiFact: Lie of the Year: The Downplay and Denial of the Coronavirus

KHN: How Pharma Money Colors Operation Warp Speed’s Quest to Defeat #COVID

Rachana Pradhan November 30, 2020 April 16 was a big day for Moderna, a Massachusetts biotech company on the verge of becoming a front-runner in the U.S. government’s race for a coronavirus vaccine. It had received roughly half a billion dollars in federal funding to develop a COVID shot that might be used on millions … Continue reading KHN: How Pharma Money Colors Operation Warp Speed’s Quest to Defeat #COVID

Pro Publica: COVID may keep thousands of nursing home residents from voting

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Renowned inventor Walter Hutchins has voted in every presidential election since 1952. This year, as many states stopped sending teams to help seniors vote, his nursing home was on coronavirus lockdown and … Continue reading Pro Publica: COVID may keep thousands of nursing home residents from voting

Video: #Coronavirus and unequal risks for communities of color #POC

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KHN — Adjunct Professors: Jobs Are Low on Pay and Health Benefits With High COVID Risk

Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News July 23, 2020 David Chatfield feels he transitioned from an unstable career in graphic design to what is becoming an even more unpredictable one in academia. The 42-year-old teaches art history as an adjunct professor at two community colleges in Aurora and Fort Lupton, Colorado. He loves teaching, even … Continue reading KHN — Adjunct Professors: Jobs Are Low on Pay and Health Benefits With High COVID Risk

KHN: Conspiracy theories aside, here’s what contact tracers really do

Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News July 15, 2020 In the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, contact tracing is downright buzzy, and not always in a good way. Contact tracing is the public health practice of informing people when they’ve been exposed to a contagious disease. As it has become more widely employed across the country, … Continue reading KHN: Conspiracy theories aside, here’s what contact tracers really do

KHN: How a #COVID-19 vaccine could cost Americans dearly

Elisabeth Rosenthal July 8, 2020 Yes, of course, Americans’ health is priceless, and reining in a deadly virus that has trashed the economy would be invaluable. But a COVID-19 vaccine will have an actual price tag. And given the prevailing business-centric model of American drug pricing, it could well be budget breaking, perhaps making it … Continue reading KHN: How a #COVID-19 vaccine could cost Americans dearly