The White House allowed CDC's social distancing guidelines to expire on Friday, as CMS on Thursday announced another wave of regulatory changes intended to give providers more flexibility to respond to America's Covid-19 epidemic.
America's Covid-19 epidemic has changed our daily lives in many notable ways, and the presidential race hasn't been immune. From virtual campaigns to overhauling the voting process, the epidemic has already left its mark on the 2020 presidential election—and it could have lasting effects on campaigning and voting for years to come, Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli writes.
Nurses Month celebrations to commemorate the "Year of the Nurse" are slated to begin May 6. While some organizations have postponed their celebrations to protect nurse and patient safety, Advisory Board's Katherine Virkstis urges health care leaders not to let the moment pass, and outlines several ways to safely recognize and thank nursing staff for their heroism.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said tests for the new coronavirus will be available to all Los Angeles residents regardless of whether they are showing symptoms of Covid-19, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, the District of Columbia, and New York.
The Trump administration is launching a project called "Operation Warp Speed" that aims to speed up development of a vaccine against the new coronavirus and get millions of Americans vaccinated by the end of this year—a goal that some public health experts warn could jeopardize patient safety.