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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The Biden Health Agenda

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President Joe Biden is wasting no time getting to work. On his first day in office, Biden signed a series of executive orders addressing the covid pandemic, promising more to come. But even with Democrats taking the barest majority in the Senate, the new president’s ambitious proposals on covid and other health issues could be in for a rough ride. Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Tami Luhby of CNN and Sarah Karlin-Smith of the Pink Sheet join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Plus, for “extra credit,” the panelists recommend their favorite health policy stories of the week they think you should read too.

Lost on the Frontline: Explore the Database

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As of Wednesday, the ongoing KHN-Guardian project is investigating 3,248 deaths of U.S. health workers in the fight against covid-19. Today we add three profiles, including a nurse practitioner who rotated among Baltimore schools and a geriatrics nurse who took every precaution against covid. Our interactive database investigates the question: Did they have to die?