Category Archive: CDC

Conflicting COVID Messages Create Cloud Of Confusion Around Public Health And Prevention

The pandemic has been marked by a significant amount of misinformation — some spread on purpose — that could prove deadly.

Efforts To Curb Congenital Syphilis Falter In COVID’s Shadow

A new federal report sheds light on the reasons newborn syphilis rates are on the rise despite simple treatment options. But amid the COVID-19 pandemic, public health departments will struggle to respond.

Some Ivory Towers Are Ideal For A Pandemic. Most Aren’t.

As reopening decisions approach for the fall semester, colleges and universities are casting about for strategies to keep students safe without bankrupting their institutions. A few have natural advantages.

Must-Reads Of The Week

KHN executive editor Damon Darlin wades through mounds of health care policy stories — so you don’t have to.

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: When It Comes To COVID-19, States Are On Their Own

Just about every state is lifting some coronavirus-related restrictions, but it’s unclear how things are really going, considering data on the spread of the virus lags and may not be reliable. Meanwhile, the federal government continues to throw more responsibility for dealing with the pandemic to state and local governments. Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Kimberly Leonard of Business Insider and Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss this and more.

Reopening Dental Offices For Routine Care Amid Pandemic Touches A Nerve

Most states ordered dental offices to close except for emergency patient care when the coronavirus hit the U.S. But the shutdown drilled deep into dentists’ finances, and they have been eager to reopen as states have relaxed their closures.

Analysis: We Knew The Coronavirus Was Coming, Yet We Failed 5 Critical Tests

The vulnerabilities that COVID-19 has revealed were a predictable outgrowth of our market-based health care system.

As Coronavirus Strikes, Crucial Data In Electronic Health Records Hard To Harvest

The U.S. government spent $36 billion computerizing health records, yet they’re of limited help in the COVID-19 crisis.

Widely Used Surgical Masks Are Putting Health Care Workers At Serious Risk

Because high-end N95 masks are scarce, medical centers are using surgical masks that have been linked to considerably higher infection rates.

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health care policy stories each week, so you don’t have to.

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