The American Medical Association, American Hospital Association, and American Nurses Association on Monday published an open letter urging Americans to wear face masks or coverings in public and practice social distancing to help stem the new coronavirus' spread, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Illinois, and Maryland.
Many businesses and workplaces are relying on temperature checks to screen for the novel coronavirus, but new research suggests a different—and perhaps surprising—approach: smell tests, Sharon Begley reports for STAT News.
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Tuesday urged Americans not to fall "into false complacency" as the number of new coronavirus cases in the United States surged past three million and some states reported record-high increases in their totals of deaths linked to the virus. See where the epidemic stands on our interactive maps.
As hospitals canceled scheduled surgeries amid the coronavirus epidemic, thousands of patients have had to wait months to undergo important medical procedures. Here's how some hospitals are starting to resume scheduled surgeries while keeping both patients and providers safe—and strategies Advisory Board's Shay Pratt recommends for other hospitals looking to do the same.
Many hospitals weren't prepared to handle surges of Covid-19 patients when the novel coronavirus began spreading rapidly across Los Angeles County in early March. That's when two doctors stepped in—and in just two weeks, they converted a shuttered medical center into a surge hospital that treated some of the county's "poorest, sickest people," the Los Angeles Times' Thomas Curwen reports.