Some Americans have turned to quarantine "bubbles" or "pods" to socialize amid the coronavirus epidemic, but there's no consensus on the right way to form a bubble—and experts say they may be riskier than many people believe, Rachel Gutman writes for The Atlantic.
Hospitals across the country are seeing an influx of Covid-19 cases, and a short supply of nurses means staffing has turned into a "national bidding war," with some hospitals offering travel nurses up to $10,000 a week. But the increased pay can come with hidden risks for nurses, Markian Hawryluk and Rae Ellen Bichell write for Kaiser Health News.
On Wednesday, the United States reported record single-day highs of coronavirus-related hospitalizations and new deaths linked to the virus. CDC Director Robert Redfield warned that, if Americans don't buckle down on efforts to mitigate the virus's spread, the country could see it's "most difficult time in [its] public health history."
On Monday, Google's DeepMind unit released data showing that its artificial intelligence program AlphaFold can accurately and quickly predict the 3D structure of a protein—a development that addresses one of the longest-enduring challenges in the field of biology and could help researchers create more effective drugs.
HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is launching a new project aimed at developing an industrywide data standard for documenting patients' addresses, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, the District of Columbia, and Tennessee.