Thousands of migrant children — including babies — have been expelled by the Trump administration since March. Some have been held in hotels without access to lawyers or family. Advocates say many are now “virtually impossible” to find.
Charles OrnsteinThousands of migrant children — including babies — have been expelled by the Trump administration since March. Some have been held in hotels without access to lawyers or family. Advocates say many are now “virtually impossible” to find.
Due to the slow lab turnaround times for COVID-19 tests, delivery of point-of-care diagnostic testing instruments and tests from the federal government comes at the right time. That’s the word from the chief medical officer of the largest nursing...
Charles OrnsteinLab tests for COVID-19 ‘nearly useless’ again due to slow turnaround times, nursing home chain chief medical officer says.
Anesthesiologist Claire Rezba started tracking lost health workers almost instinctively. Researchers and industry professionals say the lack of good official data on these deaths is “scandalous” and is putting lives in danger.
Charles OrnsteinIt’s been clear since the beginning of the pandemic that health care workers faced unique, sometimes extreme risks from COVID-19. Five months later, the reality is worse than most Americans know.
A global pandemic ravaging America is no time to forget the first rule of American health care: There is no set price. One out-of-network medical provider in Texas seeks permission from patients to charge fees as high as six-figures to their...
The Trump administration told hospitals to stop reporting data to the CDC, and report it to HHS instead. Vice President Mike Pence said the information would continue to be released publicly. It hasn’t worked out as promised.
Charles OrnsteinMY LATEST: How Many People in the U.S. Are Hospitalized With COVID-19? Who Knows?
Charles OrnsteinI've been following the quest for accurate hospital data during COVID-19. I wish I had better news to report, but here we are: How Many People in the U.S. Are Hospitalized With COVID-19? Who Knows?
Charles OrnsteinLouisiana says more than 1,500 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. The federal data puts the figure at fewer than 700. 🤷♂️
The HHS Coronavirus Response Data Hub shares information from HHS Protect which provides a holistic view of the U.S. healthcare system, including hospital capacity, so users can make data-driven decisions.
The suit by workers at Maid-Rite Speciality Foods in Pennsylvania employs a rarely used legal tool and is the latest in a growing chorus of complaints about how the federal agency charged with protecting workers has responded to COVID-19.
Hospitalization data is important to understanding the coronavirus’s spread and impact. But after the Trump administration changed its reporting rules, the CDC removed the data from its site, and only added it back after a public outcry.
Charles OrnsteinNEW, by me: Hospitalization data is important to understanding the coronavirus’s spread and impact. But after the Trump administration changed its reporting rules, the CDC removed the data from its site, and only added it back after a public outcry.
Charles OrnsteinMY LATEST. Out of View: After Public Outcry, CDC Adds Hospital Data Back to Its Website — for Now
The situation is what doctors feared could happen in the Rio Grande Valley, along the U.S.-Mexico border, as hospitals struggle to find room for new patients and the death rate far surpasses the statewide average.
Charles OrnsteinIn the Rio Grande Valley, a Doctor Fights the Covid-19 Surge; ‘I Cry Every Day’
Nearly 8,000 ventilators are destined for foreign countries as part of Trump’s plan to make the U.S. “king of ventilators.” But public health experts worry the machines are crowding out more urgently needed aid.
Trump supporters funded a private border wall on the banks of the Rio Grande, helping the builder secure $1.7 billion in federal contracts. Now the “Lamborghini” of border walls is in danger of falling into the river if nothing is done, experts say.
Charles OrnsteinHere’s the story @realDonaldTrump tweeted about this morning: He Built a Privately Funded Border Wall. It’s Already at Risk of Falling Down if Not Fixed.