House Democrats on Monday unveiled an updated $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package, called the Heroes Act, that includes $75 billion in funding for coronavirus testing, contact tracing, and other coronavirus-related efforts, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Georgia, and Ohio.
As media reports emerged suggesting top White House officials overruled CDC on guidelines concerning the reopening of schools and cruise line operations, former FDA commissioners in an op-ed published by the Washington Post are urging the Trump administration not to intervene in the approval of a coronavirus vaccine.
President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden squared off last night in their first presidential debate. The candidates exchanged some heated jabs over major health care issues, including the future of the Affordable Care Act and America's response to the coronavirus epidemic. Advisory Board's Christopher Kerns highlights what you need to know.
For the first time in its 137-year history, students at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine updated the oath they make at their white coat ceremony, replacing the standard Hippocratic oath with one that aims to "repai[r] the injustices against those historically ignored and abused in medicine."
Many scheduled procedures are slowly rebounding after several months' pause amid the coronavirus epidemic, but few have seen as dramatic an uptick as bariatric surgery—a long-underutilized procedure that's become increasingly popular among patients hoping to avoid a serious or fatal case of Covid-19.