Category Archive: COVID-19

Going The Distance By Bus Through A Pandemic

Transit ridership has plummeted because of COVID-19, but millions of Americans still rely on buses and trains to get around, often because they have no other choice.

My Mother Died Of The Coronavirus. It’s Time She Was Counted.

Not having an accurate, honest, nationwide way to tally COVID-19 cases will only add to the current tragedy.

Nearly Half Of Americans Delayed Medical Care Due To Pandemic

Of those who went without seeing a doctor or other medical provider, 11% experienced a worsened medical condition, according to the poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. In addition, nearly 40% said stress related to the coronavirus crisis has negatively impacted their mental health.

‘An Arm And A Leg’: Tips For Surviving COVID With Your Financial Health Intact

After being sick with COVID-19, missing weeks of work and pay, this podcast listener has a great story and some advice for us all.

Bringing ‘Poogie’ Home: Hospice In The Time Of COVID-19

One family took up the challenge of taking their mother, who had serious medical problems and the coronavirus, from the hospital to die at home. But because of the risk of infection, home hospice can be a daunting experience.

‘We Miss Them All So Much’: Grandparents Ache As The COVID Exile Grinds On

The pandemic has forced millions of families to weigh the risks of vulnerable grandparents getting too close to their beloved grandchildren — against the heartache of staying away.

COVID-Like Cough Sent Him To ER — Where He Got A $3,278 Bill

A dad in Denver tried to do everything right when COVID symptoms surfaced. Still, he ended up with a huge bill from an insurer that had said it waived cost sharing for coronavirus treatment. What gives?

Must-Reads Of The Week

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

Coronavirus Tests The Value Of Artificial Intelligence In Medicine

The pandemic offers an opportunity to use artificial intelligence programs to help doctors in COVID-19 diagnosis. But some leading hospital systems have shelved their AI technology because it wasn’t ready to roll.

The 30-Somethings Who Fled Big Cities To Shelter With Mom And Dad

Seeking comfort in the COVID outbreak is a major disruption for everyone that sometimes proves “lovely.”

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