'We let our guard down': Two physicians skipped masks at a family gathering—and 8 people caught the coronavirus

When Alabama physicians Miles and Brytney Cobia held a family gathering, eight out of the 11 attendees wound up catching the novel coronavirus. Here's what they learned from their experience—and why they want you to "use [them] as an example," MedPage Today's Kristina Fiore reports.

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How much will a coronavirus vaccine cost? How will we know it's safe? The biggest takeaways from this week's House hearing.

On Tuesday, representatives from AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson's Janssen subsidiary, Merck, Moderna, and Pfizer testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations about the vaccines they're developing against the new coronavirus. Here's what you need to know.

Track these 15 metrics to beat the coronavirus, according to Tom Frieden

The United States' failure to track certain data is "one big reason" why the country is "losing the battle against Covid-19," according to former CDC Director Tom Frieden. Here are the key metrics Frieden and his colleagues say we must track to stop the coronavirus' spread.

'We are human': How Covid-19 is placing unprecedented stress on providers

America's Covid-19 epidemic has placed an unprecedented amount of stress on health care providers, who were already at a high risk of depression and suicide—and it's time for providers to admit "that [they] are human" and get the care they need, Esther Choo, an emergency physician and professor of emergency medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, writes in the Washington Post.

Why there's 'no end in sight' for the coronavirus pandemic, according to Fauci

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Wednesday said he does "not see any particular end in sight" to the coronavirus pandemic, as new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths related to the coronavirus continue to climb and strain hospitals throughout the United States.

How to define your team's purpose—and make it real in practice

A lot has changed over the course of the Covid-19 epidemic—and if you're a health care leader, what your team needed at the start of this crisis likely looks very different than what they need now. To help, executive coach Alicia Graham and Advisory Board's Virginia Reid share how leaders can best re-engage their teams—starting with a well-defined purpose.

Around the nation: DOJ announces indictment alleging Chinese hackers attempted to steal coronavirus research

According to the Department of Justice, a federal grand jury has approved an 11-count indictment against two Chinese hackers for attempting to steal U.S. information, including data regarding the vaccine development against the new coronavirus, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Delaware, the District of Columbia, and Texas.