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Lost on the Frontline: Explore the Database

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As of Wednesday, the ongoing KHN-Guardian project is investigating 3,470 deaths of U.S. health workers in the fight against covid-19. Today we add six profiles, including a doting grandmother who handled nursing home laundry and an EMT who was the first to volunteer for everything. Our interactive database investigates the question: Did they have to die?

Amid Covid Health Worker Shortage, Foreign-Trained Professionals Sit on Sidelines

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Hospitals dealing with staff shortages during the current covid surge are unable to tap into one valuable resource: foreign-trained doctors, nurses and other health workers, many with experience treating infectious diseases. Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Nevada are the only states to have eased credentialing requirements during the pandemic.

KHN on the Air This Week

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KHN and California Healthline staff made the rounds on national and local media this week to discuss their stories. Here’s a collection of their appearances.

Black Doctors Work to Make Coronavirus Testing More Equitable

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The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium has increased access to coronavirus testing in the Philadelphia region, testing more than 10,000 people. The group’s mobile unit and pop-up testing sites also offer patients an opportunity to connect with African American health care providers.