Self - 34 min 29 sec ago
What happens when one public health crisis meets another? This is how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Black maternal mortality.
The Raw Story - 3 hours 2 min ago
Idaho lawmakers are moving to strip the authority of public health districts to close schools in emergencies or require masks for safety reasons. The legislature’s Education Working Group voted overwhelmingly in favor of the proposal to take away power from “elitist” public health officials and allow school boards to make those health-related decisions, reported Boise […]...
The Guardian - 3 hours 3 min ago
Sputnik V's development has been marked by worrying opacity and ethical issues Coronavirus latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The race to find a vaccine against Covid-19 has not always been particularly edifying, driven at times by so-called "vaccine nationalism", much cautioned against by the World Health Organization, which has itself been accused of being invested as much in self-interest and prestige as global public health. Russia's announcement that it has registered...
New York Times - 3 hours 32 min ago
Dr. Sonia Angell, the director of the California Department of Public Health, at a news conference in February. She resigned Sunday night.
The Raw Story - 3 hours 57 min ago
Texas’ low number of tests and large percentage of positive results suggest inadequacies in the state’s public health surveillance effort at a time when school reopenings are certain to increase viral spread, health experts said. The number of Texans being tested for the coronavirus has fallen sharply in recent weeks, a trend that has worried […]...
CBS News - 5 hours 12 min ago
The glitch caused up to 300,000 records to be backlogged, according to the California Health and Human Services Secretary.
The Guardian - 6 hours 9 min ago
Inequality is becoming worse as tens of millions of Americans face unemployment, loss of healthcare, evictions and hunger We are in the middle of an extraordinary moment in American history: a public health crisis, the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, the existential threat of climate change and a president who is moving our country in an authoritarian direction. In the midst of all these crises, there is another issue of major concern that is receiving very little attention....
Mother Jones - 6 hours 25 min ago
As the world grapples with the devastation of the coronavirus, one thing is clear: The United States simply wasn't prepared. Despite repeated warnings from infectious disease experts over the years, we lacked essential beds, equipment, and medication; public health advice was confusing, and our leadership offered no clear direction while sidelining credible health professionals and […]...
The New Yorker - 6 hours 25 min ago
Michael Specter on how the C.D.C., the F.D.A., and other public-health institutions that are needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic have essentially been hijacked by Donald Trump, who seems to detest science and expertise in equal measure.
NPR - 7 hours 24 min ago
Dr. Sonia Angell's resignation came shortly after the revelation that a technical issue caused an undercount of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks. The state is putting a new team in place.
The Daily Beast - 7 hours 46 min ago
Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast While competing for playoff positioning and advocating for social justice, the basketball players at the NBA campus bubble outside Orlando, Florida, have also been conducting an admittedly exclusive science experiment that could help improve diagnostic testing in the United States. The National Basketball Association, the National Basketball Players Association, and the Yale School of Public Health announced in June that they had partnered to study...
The Daily Beast - 7 hours 46 min ago
Scott Olson/Getty Wins have been hard to come by for Tony Evers during the coronavirus pandemic. The first term Wisconsin governor , like many of his contemporaries, has had to contend with the partisan backlash that has come with the policies brought about by the public health crisis but unlike other Democratic governors, he's been overruled, outmaneuvered or taken down by state Republicans to the point that even a key legislative ally concedes Evers' approach has been impacted. That dynamic...
Mashable - 9 hours 7 min ago
"Okay, we don't have a public health system, but we do have systemic racism and truck nuts," quipped Late Show host Stephen Colbert on Monday. The U.S. now has about 5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, with actual infection numbers estimated to be up to 10 times as much. Yet the Trump administration continues to mismanage the deadly pandemic, and thousands still refuse to wear face masks or obey social distancing guidelines. America is burning itself to the ground with alarming...
The Verge - 9 hours 25 min ago
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Teens and young adults who vape are far more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 than those who don't, a new study by Stanford researchers found. A young person who has vaped and smoked cigarettes was seven times more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the study published today in the Journal of Adolescent Health . Someone who only vaped was five times as likely to be diagnosed. Public health officials should be concerned about vaping...
Newser - 14 hours 26 min ago
Assault or physically threaten a retail worker over something related to the coronavirus pandemic? In Illinois, that'll be a felony. The state last week signed a new measure into law, and now any assault or battery against a retail worker over public health guidance including mask mandates or social distancing...
ABC News - 16 hours 2 min ago
This comes after a reported glitch led to 300,000 records to be backlogged.
The Guardian - 16 hours 36 min ago
Sonia Angell steps down following database errors that led to backlog of coronavirus tests California's governor faced a grilling from reporters on Monday over the resignation of one of the state's top health officials, Sonia Angell, who stepped down without explanation on Sunday night after database errors led to a backlog of thousands of coronavirus tests. Gavin Newsom refused to disclose the reason for Angell's departure from her role as the director and state public health officer...
PBS Newshour - 17 hours 34 min ago
The U.S. has now recorded more than 5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 160,000 deaths -- over 22 percent of the worldwide totals. Many American public health experts warn that the U.S. is at another important crossroads in its response to the pandemic. Dr. Peter Hotez, an infectious disease specialist at the Baylor College of Medicine, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his recommendations. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders...
NBC News - 17 hours 40 min ago
"We're all accountable in our respective roles for what happens underneath us," California's governor said.
ABC News - 18 hours 2 min ago
Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases burned out, dozens of state and local public health leaders around the country have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak...
CBS News - 19 hours 9 min ago
The civil servants in charge of adjudicating asylum requests said a proposed rule could place migrants eligible for protection in harm's way.
Deadline Hollywood - 19 hours 46 min ago
California Governor Gavin Newsom held his first press conference in a week after it was revealed that his administration’s COVID-19 data collection database had been undercounting daily coronavirus case numbers for at least two weeks. On Sunday, the state’s Director of Public Health resigned. Dr. Sonia Angell was the first Latina ever to hold the […]...
CNBC - 20 hours 14 min ago
After local public health officials raised questions, Epic Systems is temporarily backing off from plans requiring thousands of employees to return to work.
NPR - 20 hours 37 min ago
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with public health officials in California and Texas about the challenges their contact tracers have faced, as they try to control coronavirus spread in their communities.