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Indoor Maine Wedding Is Linked To Seven Deaths

KHN Morning Briefing

Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said, “The virus favors gatherings.” Other COVID news is on loneliness, herd immunity, flu season and more.

Doctors’ Unconscious Racial Biases Trigger Maternal Health Crisis

KHN Morning Briefing

Black women are dying in childbirth 2½ times more often than white women, according to federal statistics, and USA Today looks at the experiences of some African American women who felt they were not adequately treated. In other public health news, a doula who helps women in substance abuse recovery and some exercise advice.

Police Use Of ‘Spit Hoods’ Criticized After Man’s Suffocation in Rochester

KHN Morning Briefing

Seven officers have been suspended after Wednesday’s release of the body camera footage that showed Rochester, New York, police putting a “spit hood” over a distressed black man’s head. The encounter happened in March after Daniel Prude, 41, left a hospital during a mental health crisis. He died.

Families Question Why Hospitals Told Black COVID Patients To Go Home

KHN Morning Briefing

A ProPublica investigation in Louisiana found what it called “a striking pattern: Before they died, about two dozen patients first sought care at a hospital, which then discharged them, in many cases sending them home to die with hospice care. All were Black. The vast majority came from Ochsner Health, the largest hospital network in Louisiana.”