Masks are hiding our facial expressions. How can we adapt?

More Americans are wearing face masks and coverings when they leave their homes—an effort that's key to curbing the new coronavirus' spread, but also one that, according to the New York Times' Jacey Fortin, hides a "small but important social lubricant: the smile." Fortin shares how we compensate in our new reality.

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'I fear I'll be isolating for years': What it's like to be at high risk of severe Covid-19

David Andelman—executive director of the Red Lines Project and a 75-year-old, lifelong asthma patient—is at high risk for complications and death if he develops Covid-19. And although states have lifted stay-at-home orders and relaxed social distancing guidelines, Andelman fears that he and millions of Americans like him will be locked down for the rest of their lives, he writes in an opinion piece published by CNN.

Why your team needs you to be vulnerable—and how to do it

On a recent episode of the Radio Advisory podcast, Craig Pirner, managing director of talent development at Advisory Board, and executive coach Alicia Graham discussed why vulnerability is so hard—and why and how health care leaders should consider stepping out of their comfort zone right now.

America likely has had 10x more coronavirus cases than reported

As the United States on Thursday reported another single-day record of 41,000 new coronavirus cases, CDC expanded guidance to warn that many younger adults are at risk of developing severe cases of Covid-19—and CDC Director Robert Redfield said testing suggests the country's epidemic has been much more widespread than reported cases have shown.

Weekend reads: Coronavirus testing your friendships?

A California gym's social-distancing workout pods, what's happening to pets left behind because of Covid-19, and more.

Covid-19 roundup: American College of Physicians issues new face mask guidelines for providers

NIH stops its trial testing hydroxychloroquine as a potential Covid-19 treatment, the World Health Organization unveils a coronavirus vaccine distribution proposal, and more.

Moody's: Hospitals are seeing an increase in patient volumes after Covid-19 closures

Health systems in May were seeing a slow return to normal patient volumes as hospitals reopened for scheduled procedures, but the return to normalcy will be slow and nonlinear, according to a Moody's Investors Service report published last week. Advisory Board's Anna Yakovenko and Colin Gelbaugh break down the report details—and provide insight on how hospitals can maintain May's volume uptick going forward.

Weekly line: Professional sports are resuming in America. But will it be a false start?

America's coronavirus epidemic is resurging, but the country's professional sports leagues are moving forward with "reopening" plans that include some unique strategies, such as disease-detecting rings and team isolation "bubbles." Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli outlines the details of the plans—and the ongoing obstacles professional sports leagues face as they resume amid the country's continuing public health crisis.

Around the nation: 3 states say they'll require quarantines for visitors from coronavirus hotspots

Visitors from eight states where cases of the new coronavirus are rising rapidly will be required to self-quarantine for two weeks upon entering Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Wisconsin.