November 20, 2020

‘People Are Going to Die’: Hospitals in Half the States Are Facing a Massive Staffing Shortage as Covid-19 Surges

(STAT News) – Hospitals in at least 25 states are critically short of nurses, doctors, and other staff as coronavirus cases surge across the United States, according to the industry’s trade association and a tally conducted by STAT. The situation … Read More

November 16, 2020

Long-Term Care Workers, Grieving and Under Siege, Brace for COVID’s Next Round

(Kaiser Health News) – Many of these workers struggle with grief over the suffering they’ve witnessed, both at work and in their communities. Some, like Silvestri, have been infected with the coronavirus and recovered physically — but not emotionally. Since … Read More

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 13, 2020

From a Small Town in North Carolina to Big-City Hospitals, How Software Infuses Racism into U.S. Health Care

(STAT News) – A STAT investigation found that a common method of using analytics software to target medical services to patients who need them most is infusing racial bias into decision-making about who should receive stepped-up care. While a study … Read More