October 21, 2020

Some California Hospitals Refused Covid-19 Transfers for Financial Reasons, State Emails Show

(The Wall Street Journal) – Several large Southern California hospital systems improperly refused or delayed accepting Covid-19 patients based on their insurance status, according to internal emails among local and state government, hospital and emergency-response officials, leaving severely ill patients … Read More

October 21, 2020

Doctors: Lonely and Burned Out in COVID-19. How Are They Coping?

(Medscape) – “We know that stress, which was already significant in physicians, has increased dramatically for many physicians during the pandemic. That’s understandable, given the circumstances they’ve been working under,” said Christine A. Sinsky, MD, vice president of professional satisfaction … Read More

October 20, 2020

Exclusive: AstraZeneca U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Trial May Resume as Soon as This Week–Sources

(Reuters) – AstraZeneca Plc’s AZN.L COVID-19 vaccine trial in the United States is expected to resume as early as this week after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration completed its review of a serious illness, four sources told Reuters. AstraZeneca’s … Read More

October 20, 2020

U.K. to Infect Healthy Volunteers in Covid-19 Vaccine Research Trial

(STAT News) – U.K. researchers are preparing to infect healthy young volunteers with the virus that causes Covid-19, becoming the first to announce plans to use the controversial technique to study the disease and potentially speed up development of a … Read More

October 20, 2020

‘At a Breaking Point’: New Surge of Covid-19 Cases Has States, Hospitals Scrambling, Yet Again

(STAT News) – As hospitalizations for Covid-19 inch up around the country, some states are readying plans for field hospitals. Communities are delaying reopening plans and even imposing new measures, though some governors remain opposed to additional restrictions. Deaths — … Read More

October 16, 2020

China Rapidly Expands Use of Experimental COVID-19 Vaccines

(Associated Press) – China is rapidly increasing the number of people receiving its experimental coronavirus vaccines, with a city offering one to the general public and a biotech company providing another free to students going abroad. The city of Jiaxing, … Read More