Walgreens announced plans to hire more than 9,500 employees in the coming days and implement senior hours and "social distancing lines" to help protect shoppers from exposure to the new coronavirus, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Illinois, and Virginia.
Researchers have noted that transmission of the new coronavirus so far has been highest in cooler climates, and they're setting out to determine whether an increase in temperature and humidity in the upcoming spring and summer months could curb the virus' spread.
Despite providers' own fear of the new coronavirus and significant time constraints, Daniela Lamas, a critical care physician, in a New York Times opinion piece writes that "it's up to us, the health care workers … to balance our fear with tenderness" for patients who will likely die alone as hospitals bar visitors out of coronavirus concerns.
The rapidly evolving COVID-19 epidemic presents clinical leaders with an unprecedented challenge: leading teams through a crisis with unknown scope and no clear end in sight. Advisory Board's Matt Cornner outlines four ways leaders can better navigate the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New York is experiencing an "astronomical" number of COVID-19 cases—a surge that's straining the state's health care system, and now, experts are warning other states could meet a similar fate if they don't take action.
In preparation for a spike in cases of COVID-19, health officials across the United States are beginning to restrict testing for the disease to critically ill patients and health care workers in an effort to preserve resources for people with the highest need.
The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a $2 trillion economic stimulus package that includes $150 billion for hospitals and medical workers, direct payments for Americans, and funding for businesses—but some stakeholders say the funding boosts won't be enough to adequately help the United States get through the coronavirus epidemic.