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That is especially true for COVID-19 cases, which have disproportionately struck low-income communities, Black and Hispanic Americans and people with less access to health care. Other unique factors in President Donald Trump’s case are also in the news.
Modern Healthcare looks at what’s behind a spike in investigations launched by prosecutors that sometimes seem to be fishing expeditions.
That trend, in tandem with looming cold weather, alarms public health experts, who urge Americans to take actions that can control the virus spread before winter. Meanwhile, over 200,000 folding chairs are placed on the National Mall to mark each U.S. death from COVID-19, so far.
While waiting for the results of a more reliable test, President Donald Trump did not disclose during a Fox News interview that a rapid test taken Thursday evening had showed he was positive for the coronavirus, The Wall Street Journal reports. The White House has been under fire for its lack of transparency over the COVID status of staff members.
Health concerns center on the risks to the Secret Service agents present in the hermetically sealed vehicle with a COVID-positive Donald Trump. The president opted to leave Walter Reed Medical Center for a few minutes Sunday night to wave to gathered supporters from the presidential SUV.
The army of doctors treating Donald Trump have taken an aggressive approach, giving the president Regeneron’s experimental coronavirus antibody cocktail and dexamethasone, a steroid primarily given to patients with severe cases of the disease. He has received supplemental oxygen, as well, according to Dr. Sean Conley.
There is no evidence water can spread the virus, but researchers say knowing where to look for the virus is key in dealing with future infections. News is on testing, contact tracing and more, as well.
The letters are sparking outrage among advocates, and the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank is removing the letters. Other health news about the Trump administration is on visitors at federal prisons; the Navy SEAL ethos; and checking the facts on President Donald Trump’s COVID program for those who are uninsured.
Also, the Maine pastor who refused to wear a mask at a wedding linked to a superspreader event and eight deaths is told to wear a mask at his son’s wedding.
The medical professionals are accused of submitting a total of $6 billion in bad claims for telehealth and substance abuse treatment, among other services. Also in the news: Clear View Behavioral Health in Colorado will lose its license; Anthem settles a cyberattack case; and hospitals are warned about Ryuk ransomware.
Twenty-eight states provide access to primary care by letting nurse practitioners offer services normally reserved for doctors. News is from Missouri, Indianapolis, Maine and Washington, as well.
News outlets report the latest on rapid coronavirus vaccine development efforts by pharmaceutical companies that could secure U.S. emergency use approval, and the push from President Donald Trump to reach that goal before Election Day.
News outlets report the latest efforts to develop ways to treat the coronavirus.
The rollout was originally intended for July but was postponed because of the pandemic. The first site — Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington — will go live on the new Cerner Corp. system on Oct. 24.
During the first presidential debate, Donald Trump highlighted his efforts to lower the costs of prescription drugs like insulin. His statement is fact checked.
House Democrats delayed a planned vote on their latest $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill, to allow more time for talks between the White House and House negotiators.
As the U.S. experienced historic job-loss rates between February and June, over 4 million Americans enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, CMS reports.
Democrats on the House Oversight Committee began releasing two investigation reports that cite internal company documents on the day the CEOs of Teva, Celgene and Bristol Myers Squibb testified before the panel. Amgen, Mallinckrodt and Novartis executives are scheduled to appear Thursday.
News is from Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Connecticut, and Florida.
The impact is disproportionately high for Hispanic and Black households, a new poll finds.