Is there a safe way to hug in an epidemic? Here's what experts say.

After two months or more of physical distancing, many people are beginning to miss the social connections created by hugging—but is there a safe way to hug during an epidemic? The New York Times spoke to virologists, aerosol scientists, and other experts, who outlined the health risks of hugging and how to mitigate them.

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Weekly line: Big Tech is driving even deeper into health care amid Covid-19

America's new coronavirus epidemic drove Big Tech companies that already were looking to shake up health care even farther into the industry—and have set up some new opportunities for the tech giants. Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli outlines four areas where Big Tech companies could make their next pushes in health care.

Scientific journals retract studies on treatments for Covid-19 patients

Two scientific journals on Thursday retracted studies examining potential treatments for Covid-19, including one study that linked the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to a higher risk of death in Covid-19 patients, after researchers raised concerns over the data used for the studies.

Around the nation: Congress approves bill to extend coronavirus relief for small businesses

The Senate on Wednesday voted unanimously to extend the period small businesses would have to spend loans from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, the District of Columbia, and Ohio.

Many hospitals are weighing labor cuts. Here are 10 principles to consider.

For most health care organizations, it's clear that continued financial turmoil lies ahead, and past recessions have shown many of the first cuts will be made in labor. Advisory Board's Micha'le Simmons and Lauren Rewers outline 10 principles health care leaders should consider before they make cuts.

Weekend reads: Netflix and Covid-19?

Medical schools are bringing students back, providers are seeing more reports of exercise injuries, and more.