During the Republican National Convention on Monday, speakers praised President Trump's response to America's coronavirus epidemic, and Republican Party delegates officially nominated Trump as the Party's 2020 presidential candidate, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, Massachusetts, and North Carolina.
CMS on Tuesday issued an interim final rule that will tie hospitals' ability to participate in Medicare and Medicaid to the facilities' compliance with certain coronavirus data reporting requirements—prompting staunch criticism from a major hospital group.
In a new case study, doctors in Brazil report that they found particles of the novel coronavirus in the cardiac tissue of an 11-year-old child who died from heart failure caused by an inflammatory syndrome related to Covid-19—and they say their findings mark some notable firsts in coronavirus research.
When many people think about gaining "immunity" to Covid-19, they imagine becoming completely untouchable to the new coronavirus. But in the real world, immunity may be less protective, and less long-lasting, than you'd expect, STAT News' Hellen Branswell reports.
CDC on Monday revised its coronavirus testing recommendations to exclude people who were exposed to the novel coronavirus but are not exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19, sparking concern among experts—including one who called the move "potentially dangerous."
Peter Marks—director of FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, and likely the most important person at the agency when it comes to approving a coronavirus vaccine—last week said he'll resign if FDA approves a vaccine that's not supported by research.