July 2, 2020

An Experiment in End-of-Life Care: Tapping AI’s Cold Calculus to Nudge the Most Human of Conversations

(STAT News) – Hospitals and clinics are running into thorny challenges and making weighty judgment calls as they try to weave an algorithm with such momentous implications into the fabric of a clinical team’s already complex and frenetic workflow, a … Read More

July 1, 2020

Researchers Debate Infecting People on Purpose to Test Coronavirus Vaccines

(New York Times) – One way to quickly see if a coronavirus vaccine works would be to immunize healthy people and then deliberately expose them to the virus, some researchers are suggesting. Proponents say this strategy, called a human challenge … Read More

June 30, 2020

Austin Hospital Withheld Treatment from Disabled Man Who Contracted Coronavirus

(The Texan) – Michael Hickson, husband to Melissa and father of five children, died at age 46 on Thursday, June 11 at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center after the hospital withheld treatment from him, including hydration and nutrition, for … Read More