As part of federal efforts to stem the novel coronavirus' spread in America, CDC on Tuesday issued a directive stating that landlords through the end of 2020 cannot evict any "covered person" from a residential property for not paying their rent, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, Maryland, and Texas.
The World Health Organization on Wednesday released updated guidance recommending the use of low-cost steroids to treat hospitalized patients with severe cases of Covid-19, based on a new analysis showing the drugs reduced the risk of death among such patients by one-third.
Sidestepping the delays that require many patients to wait several days, if not weeks, to get their coronavirus test results, some patients are paying thousands of dollars to gain access to speedy tests—a practice that highlights both persistent inequalities in the U.S. health care system and difficulties with containing the novel coronavirus, David Goodman reports for the New York Times.
Coleen Kivlahan, a physician and head of primary care at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), has had symptoms of Covid-19 since she tested positive for the novel coronavirus in March—a difficult experience with one upside: Kivlahan says being a Covid-19 "long-hauler," and a patient at UCSF, helps her provide better care to patients with the virus, Sumathi Reddy reports for the Wall Street Journal.
The moment is coming when FDA will approve a Covid-19 vaccine—but some experts already are questioning whether the approval process will truly ensure the vaccine's safety and efficacy. Advisory Board's Brandi Greenberg offers eight questions as a "cognitive toolkit" to help you evaluate whether the approval process was effective.