NewYork-Presbyterian's new Dalio Center for Health Justice will focus on improving health equity, reducing health disparities, addressing health justice, and improving health outcomes for all patients, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New York, and Washington.
CDC on Monday issued new interim guidance recommending that all passengers and employees on airplanes, trains, ride-share vehicles, and other public transportation wear masks to prevent the novel coronavirus's spread.
Two studies published last week in Blood Advances add to a growing body of evidence showing there may be a correlation between a person's blood type and their risk of developing a severe case of Covid-19—and suggest one blood type in particular may be tied to a lower risk.
Rite Aid on Wednesday provided a look into its rebrand and new strategy—including the company's revamped stores, which aim to offer "a completely different experience than any other retail pharmacy in the market," according to Jim Peters, Rite Aid's COO.
President Trump late last month announced that his administration "in coming weeks" would send 33 million Medicare beneficiaries $200 discount cards, but the cards haven't yet been sent—and policymakers and a top HHS official are raising concerns that the cards may violate federal law.
The United States could soon have an authorized vaccine against the novel coronavirus, and public health officials are hoping to get as many Americans vaccinated as soon as possible. But doing so won't be nearly as easy as it might seem—and even once the United States has a coronavirus vaccine, it could still be a while before life in America returns to "normal."
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