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

KHN & AP: Hollowed-Out #PublicHealth System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus

Lauren Weber and Laura Ungar and Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press and Hannah Recht and Anna Maria Barry-Jester July 1, 2020 The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century. Marshaled against a virus that has sickened at least 2.6 … Continue reading KHN & AP: Hollowed-Out #PublicHealth System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus

ProPublica: U.S. hospitals and the first wave of the coronavirus

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. by Charles Ornstein June 15,  The prediction from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was grim. In late March, as the number of COVID-19 cases was growing exponentially in the state, Cuomo said New York … Continue reading ProPublica: U.S. hospitals and the first wave of the coronavirus

KHN: Health Workers Resort To Etsy, Learning Chinese, Shady Deals To Find Safety Gear

Eli Cahan and Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News June 12, 2020 A nursing home worker in New Jersey rendezvoused with “the parking lot guy” to cut a deal for gowns. A director of safety-net clinics in Florida learned basic Chinese and waited outside past midnight for a truck to arrive with tens of thousands of … Continue reading KHN: Health Workers Resort To Etsy, Learning Chinese, Shady Deals To Find Safety Gear

KHN: Hype Collides With Science As FDA Tries To Rein In ‘Wild West’ of COVID Blood Tests

JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News and Anna Maria Barry-Jester June 3, 2020 “Save your business while saving lives,” reads the website of Because Health, a Seattle tech startup selling two types of tests to employers willing to pay $350 a pop to learn whether their workers have been infected with COVID-19. The “Workplace Health” plan … Continue reading KHN: Hype Collides With Science As FDA Tries To Rein In ‘Wild West’ of COVID Blood Tests

KHN: Some ivory towers are ideal for a pandemic. Most aren’t.

Mark Kreidler May 28, 2020 Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California, is open for business this fall — but to get there, you really have to want it. Tucked amid verdant hills 23 miles east of San Francisco, accessible by a single road and a single entrance, the small, private Roman Catholic school receives almost … Continue reading KHN: Some ivory towers are ideal for a pandemic. Most aren’t.