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El Paso imposes curfew as virus cases overwhelm hospitals:

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Residents in the Texas border city of El Paso have been urged to stay home for two weeks as a spike in coronavirus cases overwhelms hospitals. The crisis prompted the state to dedicate part of the city’s civic center......
KHN

North Carolina Treasurer Took On the Hospitals. Now He’s Paying Political Price.

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Cartel is a term frequently associated with illegal narcotics syndicates. In North Carolina, it has become the favored word of State Treasurer Dale Folwell to describe the state’s hospital industry, the antagonist in his quest to lower health care prices for state employees. The treasurer manages the state employees’ health......
New York Times - World

In hot spots around the country, hospitals are reaching their limits.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here With the coronavirus spreading out of control in many parts of the United States and daily case counts once again setting records, health experts have warned that it is only a matter of time before the pressure on......
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Texas to establish additional care sites in El Paso as COVID-19 cases surge

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Sunday that the state will establish an alternate care site to expand care in El Paso as the region deals with surging COVID-19 cases. El Paso officials said Sunday there were 517 new cases,......
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10/25: O’Brien, Lucas, Hutchinson, Gottlieb

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here This week on “Face the Nation,” as we begin the last week before Election Day, there is a stark contrast between the candidates on the realities of the coronavirus. Source link...
Cleveland Scene

Cleveland Hospitals’ Private Police “Border Patrol” Comes Under Scrutiny

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click to enlarge Raymond Wambsgans/FlickrCC ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Two City Council members, a municipal court judge and the NAACP are calling for tougher supervision of private police forces that disproportionately arrest......
CNBC Business

Green Bay on ‘verge of a crisis’ as virus overwhelms hospitals, Wisconsin doctor says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A hospital in northeast Wisconsin is considering pausing elective procedures as health officials grapple with rising coronavirus cases and a double-digit positivity rate. Dr. Paul Casey, who heads the emergency department for Bellin Health Systems in Green Bay, Wisconsin, told......
CNBC Business

Lyft teams up with Epic to let hospitals schedule rides for patients from medical records system

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Air travelers walk toward a Lyft pickup area at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on August 20, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images Lyft has partnered with Epic, one of the largest electronic medical providers, to make......
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HHS threatens to withhold federal funding from hospitals that fail to report coronavirus data

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Department of Health and Human Services is threatening to withhold U.S. funding from hospitals that fail to comply with federal requirements on reporting data about Covid-19 and influenza patients, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma announced Tuesday.......
Cleveland Scene

What Trump and Biden Should Debate at the Cleveland Clinic: Why the Hospital’s Private Police Mostly Arrest Black People

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click to enlarge Raymond Wambsgans/FlickrCC ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. A few minutes after noon on a September day in 2018, Jacarvi Jackson and Darcell Williams were crossing Euclid Avenue, a main road......
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Battle Rages Inside Hospitals Over How COVID Strikes and Kills

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Robert Lewis, The Guardian and Christina Jewett Front-line health care workers are locked in a heated dispute with many infection control specialists and hospital administrators over how the novel coronavirus is spread ― and therefore, what level of protective gear is appropriate. At issue is the degree to which the......
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Rural Hospitals Teeter on Financial Cliff as COVID Medicare Loans Come Due

KHN
Note to Readers: Sarah Jane Tribble spent more than a year and half reporting on a small town in Kansas that lost its only hospital. This month, KHN and St. Louis Public Radio will launch “Where It Hurts,” a podcast exploring the often painful cracks growing in America’s health system......
KHN

Hospitals, Nursing Homes Fail to Separate COVID Patients, Putting Others at Risk

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Nurses at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center were on edge as early as March when patients with COVID-19 began to show up in areas of the hospital that were not set aside to care for them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had advised hospitals to isolate COVID patients......
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Dozens of U.S. Hospitals Poised to Defy FDA’s Directive on COVID Plasma

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JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Dozens of major hospitals across the U.S. are grappling with whether to ignore a federal decision allowing broader emergency use of blood plasma from recovered COVID patients to treat the disease in favor of dedicating their resources to a gold-standard clinical trial that could help......
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Prognosis for Rural Hospitals Worsens With Pandemic

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This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). Jerome Antone said he is one of the lucky ones. After becoming ill with COVID-19, Antone was hospitalized only 65 miles away from his small Alabama town. He is the mayor of Georgiana — population 1,700.......

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