In many communities, the goodwill seen early in the pandemic has given way to COVID fatigue and anger, making it hard to implement public health measures
Huge vacancies in VA medical centers means that veterans are not getting the health care they need.
Along with new treatments, physicians have learnt simple techniques, such as putting a patient in a prone position to distribute oxygen more evenly in the lungs.
At the very beginning of the pandemic, the use of telehealth went from 13,000 to 1.7 million visits per week among Medicare recipients.
Dozens of nursing homes and hospitals ignored official guidelines to separate COVID patients, as a result staff became infected and some died.
“Everyone goes along with the idea that we’re all in the same boat together. But, really, it’s like we’re all on the Titanic and it’s sinking.”
Health care workers of color were more likely to care for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, more likely to report using inadequate protective gear,
Claire Rezba started tracking lost health workers almost instinctively. Researchers say the lack of good official data on these deaths is “scandalous.”
A telehealth researcher explains how to get the most out of remote health care
Only 3% of healthcare workers with direct exposure to COVID-19 patients were found to have antibodies against the virus, less than the general population
“Health care workers are scared, but we show up to work every single day,” Patel said. Wearing masks, she said, “is a very small thing to ask.”
The lack of a federal program has led to a 50-state scramble to secure badly needed personal protective equipment that was “unnecessary, chaotic,
Tally includes doctors, nurses and paramedics, as well as support staff such as hospital janitors, administrators and nursing home workers.
Because the public health system mostly operates in the background, it rarely gets the attention or funding it deserves ― until there’s a crisis.
The CDC recently said lower-grade surgical masks are “an acceptable alternative” to N95 masks, but critics say their use is almost certainly fueling illness among front-line health workers.