Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., subcommittee hearing pat Coronavirus, Health, Immigration Lawmakers clash over protective measures for essential immigrant workers WASHINGTON — In a country where nearly one-third of all doctors are foreign-born, immigrants have been at the center of the COVID-19 pandemic response. But the chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship ... CONTINUE READING Coronavirus, Events, Featured, Health, Topics Activists demand senators focus on COVID-19 relief, not Supreme Court justice replacement WASHINGTON —Just a few hours after the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s coffin was taken to the Supreme Court to lay in repose for two days, nearly 100 activists marched from the court to Republican ... CONTINUE READING Coronavirus, Featured, Health, Topics Health Care Experts Testify on Vaccines and Guidelines to Curb COVID-19 WASHINGTON – The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that nine out of 10 Americans are still susceptible to the virus and reiterated a 2021 timeline for widespread distribution of ... CONTINUE READING Coronavirus, Featured, Health As Veterans Battle Pandemic Isolation, Organizations Adapt to Meet Their Needs For Scott Tekesky, his time stationed at an Army base on Oahu, Hawaii, far from his family, prepared him for the isolation of sheltering in place in his suburban Atlanta home for months because of ... CONTINUE READING
Lawmakers cleared the way for telemedicine, but seniors need access, training

Lawmakers cleared the way for telemedicine, but seniors need access, training

The Trump administration has loosened restrictions on insurance coverage for telemedicine so doctors’ offices are able to bill for virtual appointments just as they do for office appointments. But some patient advocates worry that barriers still remain for seniors, one of the populations most vulnerable to COVID-19.

On front lines of COVID battle, mental anguish

On front lines of COVID battle, mental anguish

In a recent statement, Tonko noted that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in June revealed more than 40% of adults in the U.S. reported struggling with their mental health. The numbers show a “widespread, quiet suffering” within American households that will have lasting consequences, he said.

On front lines of COVID battle, mental anguish

In a recent statement, Tonko noted that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in June revealed more than 40% of adults in the U.S. reported struggling with their mental health. The numbers show a “widespread, quiet suffering” within American households that will have lasting consequences, he said.

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Nation’s medical experts plan for a vaccine by 2021

Nation’s medical experts plan for a vaccine by 2021

The heads of the National Institutes for Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority appeared before the Senate Appropriations Committee health subcommittee to explain their efforts to produce and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, which they are calling Operation Warp Speed.

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Pandemic may lead more to become nurses

Pandemic may lead more to become nurses

While the heroism of nurses who have been treating COVID-19 patients could lead more people to pursue a career in that profession, some nursing students say the dangeres may mean a leveling off of nursing school applications.

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South Korean Coronavirus outbreak linked to religious group

South Korea has more cases of coronavirus than any country outside China – 1,261 – and that now includes the first U.S. serviceman stationed in the country, according to the United States Forced Korea. Twelve people have died from the coronavirus in South Korea, while approximately 1,300 people are infected.

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