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Nurse practitioner, four other staffers at Williamson health center have COVID-19

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — A nurse practitioner at the Williamson Health and Wellness Center has tested positive for COVID and four other support staff he interacted with also have tested positive, the center announced. In a letter posted on its Facebook page Saturday, the center said the nurse practitioner tested positive for the virus and is quarantined and recovering at his residence. The four other staff … Continue reading Nurse practitioner, four other staffers at Williamson health center have COVID-19

Rapid Changes To Health System Spurred By COVID Might Be Here To Stay

The U.S. health care system is famously resistant to government-imposed change. It took decades to create Medicare and Medicaid, mostly due to opposition from the medical-industrial complex. Then it was nearly another half-century before the passage of the Affordable Care Act. But the COVID-19 pandemic has done what no president or social movement or venture capitalist could have dreamed of: It forced sudden major changes … Continue reading Rapid Changes To Health System Spurred By COVID Might Be Here To Stay

Hydroxychloroquine is not dead yet

Hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug touted and previously taken by President Donald Trump to fight coronavirus, has fallen out of favor and public view as studies — like one halted Friday — have suggested it does little to treat infection while exposing users to dangerous side effects. Not all researchers have given up on the drug, however, and recent developments show it is not yet dead as a … Continue reading Hydroxychloroquine is not dead yet

Letter: Good health care

One of the markers of a good health care system is the ability to give quality service during crises. As a veteran who receives all my health care from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, I must say thanks to all the staff of our Anchorage VAMC, for all the great care I continue to receive. There have been several changes made to protect staff and … Continue reading Letter: Good health care

COVID-19 Concerns Shouldn’t Shut Down Police Brutality Protests: Health Experts

Instead, it supports the anti-racist demonstrations and suggests ways that demonstrators can limit their risk of infection. “We are witnessing continuing demonstrations in response to ongoing, pervasive and lethal institutional racism set off by the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, among many other black lives taken by police,” the authors of the letter wrote. The authors called racism and white supremacy “a lethal … Continue reading COVID-19 Concerns Shouldn’t Shut Down Police Brutality Protests: Health Experts

Exclusive: Nearly 600 — And Counting — US Health Workers Have Died Of COVID-19

Nearly 600 front-line health care workers appear to have died of COVID-19, according to Lost on the Frontline, a project launched by The Guardian and KHN that aims to count, verify and memorialize every health care worker who dies during the pandemic. The tally includes doctors, nurses and paramedics, as well as crucial health care support staff such as hospital janitors, administrators and nursing home … Continue reading Exclusive: Nearly 600 — And Counting — US Health Workers Have Died Of COVID-19


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