The coronavirus death toll in Palm Beach County — home to President Donald Trump’s palatial home and club, Mar-a-Lago ― is the highest in Florida, where the large senior population is at risk.…
Kaiser Health NewsNEW: Health experts attribute Florida's #PalmBeach county high #COVID19 mortality rate to 3 factors: a large elder population; its lack of available testing; and frequent travel among residents and visitors to and from the NY metro area.
Doctors are making decisions about a patient’s recovery with an incomplete understanding of the disease caused by the coronavirus. Although federal officials have issued general guidelines, physici…
Kaiser Health NewsDavid Vega, a medical student in #Indianapolis who has recovered from a #COVID19 infection, worries about how safe it is to be around others now, such as when he goes running or grocery shopping. via @ByCHRodriguez
Most of the attention in the COVID-19 pandemic has been on how the virus affects the lungs. But evidence shows that up to 1 in 5 infected patients have signs of heart damage and many are dying due …
Kaiser Health NewsMost of the attention in the #COVID19Pandemic has been on how the virus affects the lungs. But evidence shows that up to 1 in 5 infected patients have signs of heart damage and many are dying due to heart problems. via @MarkianHawryluk
About 1 in 5 U.S. residents live in multigenerational households. Many of those have three or more generations all under one roof. While the living arrangement has financial and emotional benefits,…
Kaiser Health NewsAbout 1 in 5 U.S. residents live in multigenerational households. Many of those have three or more generations all under one roof. Those families now face a unique set of challenges as #COVID19 continues to spread. via @CaraRAnthony
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing changes to the U.S. health system that were previously unthinkable. Yet some fights ― including over the Affordable Care Act and abortion — persist even in this tim…
Kaiser Health NewsThe medical and economic needs laid bare by the #coronavirus pandemic are forcing some immediate changes to the U.S. health system. Tune into this week's 'What The Health?' #podcast episode hosted by @jrovner. #WTHealth
In Philadelphia, New Orleans and Los Angeles, former safety-net hospitals sit empty in the middle of the city. But reopening a closed hospital, even in the midst of a pandemic when health resources…
Kaiser Health News“Eminent Domain was created for situations like #Hahnemann,” City Council member Helen Gym wrote on Twitter. “This is a public health emergency and Philly is the largest city in the nation WITHOUT a public hospital." #COVID19
✏️ : @ncannellf, @WHYY
As states scour the world for masks and other protective medical equipment, the federal government has repeatedly invoked a little-known clause in the Defense Production Act to step to the front of…
Kaiser Health NewsInside the Cold War-era law giving federal officials the power to edge out the competition and force contractors to provide supplies to them before filling orders for other customers — foreign or domestic. #COVID19
States urgently need millions of tests, and the game changer they’ve been waiting on falls well short of what is needed, according to government documents obtained by KHN.
Kaiser Health NewsNEW: States urgently need millions of tests, and the game changer they’ve been waiting on falls well short of what is needed, according to government documents obtained by KHN. via @rachanadixit
California is entering the most critical period in its battle against COVID-19, and may need thousands of hospital beds and ventilators to accommodate a surge of critically ill patients. Hospitals …
Kaiser Health NewsNEW: “We’re in a battle with an unseen enemy, and we have to be fully mobilized in a way that’s never been seen in our careers,” said Dr. Stephen Parodi, an infectious disease expert in California. #COVID19
Florida joins more than 30 other states and the District of Columbia that have similarly restricted residents and businesses. Florida was the only state with more than 5,000 coronavirus cases that …
Kaiser Health NewsFor more than a week, @RonDeSantisFL said a statewide order was unnecessary because many parts of the state had few if any #COVID19 cases. Now the state joins many in the nation in ordering residents to #StayAtHome.
Hidden costs for ER visits and other fees could cost people thousands of dollars.
Kaiser Health NewsAndrew Cencini got tested for #coronavirus. His results came back negative, but now he faces a mounting array of bills. His patient responsibility is close to $2,000, and he fears there may be more bills to come.
Kaiser Health NewsAmericans are worried about the novel #coronavirus, so they are turning to the internet for solutions to stem their fears. Buyer, beware. It could be dangerous. via @victoriaregisk
As President Donald Trump called the nation “in good shape” to handle COVID-19, a cache of emails released by officials in Washington state show that top public health authorities feared gear short…
Kaiser Health NewsA high-ranking federal official in late Feb. warned that the U.S. needed to plan for not having enough #PPE for medical workers as they began to battle the novel #coronavirus, according to internal emails obtained by KHN. via @rachanadixit/@By_CJewett
Kaiser Health News#ICYMI: A high-ranking federal official in February warned that the U.S. needed to plan for not having enough #PPE for medical workers as they began to battle the #coronavirus, according to internal emails obtained by KHN.