A group of 239 scientists are asking the World Health Organization to adjust its guidelines on the new coronavirus to address growing evidence that the virus can spread via airborne transmission—but the organization has indicated it's not yet convinced that airborne transmission is a common occurrence.
New guidance from the Trump administration states that insurers are not required to cover coronavirus tests for their members if the member receives the test solely because the test is required to return to work, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Idaho, and Washington.
As the number of U.S. deaths tied to the new coronavirus surpassed 130,000 on Monday and new cases of the virus continue to surge, many areas throughout the country are once again struggling to keep up with demand for coronavirus testing.
As gyms reopen across the United States, many Americans (whether workout enthusiasts or begrudging exercisers) are wondering whether it's safe to return to the workout spots amid the country's resurging coronavirus epidemic. NPR and the Washington Post separately spoke to public health experts to find out.
On a recent episode of the Radio Advisory podcast, host Rachel (Rae) Woods spoke with Michael Currie, chief health equity officer for UnitedHealth Group, and Graham McLaughlin, VP of social responsibility for Optum, about what health equity really looks like, and why it should be a priority for every hospital and health system leader.