Following several Covid-19 outbreaks at Amazon warehouses, the company is dedicating billions of dollars to ramp up Covid-19 testing—and its plans include building its own diagnostic labs to test for the disease.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday said officials are looking at ways to extend telehealth expansions that were implemented in light of America's new coronavirus epidemic after the epidemic ends—without action from Congress, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arizona, California, and Maryland.
The number of reported cases of the new coronavirus in the United States topped two million on Wednesday, as many states in recent weeks have seen their rates of newly confirmed cases accelerate. See where your state stands on our interactive map.
As states lift stay-at-home orders, reopen nonessential businesses, and relax social distancing measures, many Americans and employers are wondering whether it's safe to resume air travel, both for business and leisure. But although several major airlines have implemented new safety protocols and have said it's safe for the public to fly, some observers and travelers remain skeptical.
Hospitals are applying lessons learned during the country's first wave of Covid-19 and adopting new operating protocols so they can treat surges of patients with infectious diseases while continuing to provide other services to non-infectious patients, Laura Landro reports for the Wall Street Journal.
The World Health Organization sent the public health community abuzz this week when a technical consultant implied that asymptomatic transmission of Covid-19 is "very rare"—a statement that public health experts warned is misleading and could have detrimental effects on how closely people follow public health guidelines. But the incident begs the question: What do we know about asymptomatic spread?