ProPublica: More on how #ContactTracing works #COVID19MA

by Caroline Chen May 19, 7 a.m. EDT ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. I want you to mentally prepare yourself for a phone call that you could receive sometime over the course of this pandemic: in the next few … Continue reading ProPublica: More on how #ContactTracing works #COVID19MA

BMJ: States adopting #COVID19 tracing program started in Massachusetts

Below from my story in the BMJ. The day it was published, PIH announced a nationwide effort starting in Newark, New Jersey, Ohio and NC. When the governor of Massachusetts announced the state’s ambitious covid-19 contract tracing programme at a televised briefing last month, two doctors stood in the wings. They were from the international … Continue reading BMJ: States adopting #COVID19 tracing program started in Massachusetts

KHN: Bailout Cash Goes To Big Players That Have Paid Millions To Settle Allegations Of Wrongdoing

By Rachana Pradhan and Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News May 9, 2020 The Trump administration has sent hundreds of millions of dollars in pandemic-related bailouts to health care providers with checkered histories, including a Florida-based cancer center that agreed to pay a $100 million criminal penalty as part of a federal antitrust investigation. At least … Continue reading KHN: Bailout Cash Goes To Big Players That Have Paid Millions To Settle Allegations Of Wrongdoing

KHN: Story features #UVM #ventilator rehab scheme

As Ventilators Become Crucial In Saving Lives, Repair Roadblocks Remain Markian Hawryluk April 17, 2020 [UPDATED on April 17]DENVER — For years, manufacturers of ventilators and other medical equipment have kept a tight grip on the ability of hospitals to service and repair those products, prompting lawsuits and under-the-table sharing of repair manuals and software … Continue reading KHN: Story features #UVM #ventilator rehab scheme

NYTimes: Army of COVID-19 contact tracers takes shape in Massachusetts

From today's paper: Massachusetts is the first state to invest in an ambitious contact-tracing program, budgeting $44 million to hire 1,000 people ... The program represents a bet on the part of Gov. Charlie Baker that the state will be able to identify pockets of infection as they emerge, and prevent infected people from spreading … Continue reading NYTimes: Army of COVID-19 contact tracers takes shape in Massachusetts

Pro Publica: Spike in deaths at home linked to COVID-19?

by Jack Gillum, Lisa Song and Jeff Kao April 14 ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. In recent weeks, residents outside Boston have died at home much more often than usual. In Detroit, authorities are responding to nearly four times the number of … Continue reading Pro Publica: Spike in deaths at home linked to COVID-19?

KHN Analysis: The Real Tragedy Of Not Having Enough COVID-19 Tests

By Elisabeth Rosenthal April 13, 2020 President Donald Trump said late last month that he hadn’t “heard about testing in weeks.” But today — let’s face it — tests are being rationed in many parts of the country.Of course, the seriously ill and essential front-line personnel like doctors, nurses and police officers require and deserve … Continue reading KHN Analysis: The Real Tragedy Of Not Having Enough COVID-19 Tests