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Keynote: The COVID Pandemic – An International Perspective

Emily Boerger | Sep 29, 2020 | Federal

CMS withdraws MFAR rule

Emily Boerger | Sep 14, 2020 | Federal

Poll: Primary care clinicians under continued stress related to COVID-19

Emily Boerger | Sep 9, 2020 | Federal

Twenty percent of clinicians are considering leaving primary care, according to a recent survey from the Larry A. Green Center in partnership with the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC). The poll surveyed 636 primary care clinicians from 47 states on questions related to the challenges and pressures resulting from the COVID-19...[ Read More ]

Committee discusses potential COVID-19 vaccine distribution framework

Haley Donwerth | Sep 4, 2020 | Federal

On September 2, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine hosted a Zoom discussion with a broad group of stakeholders about the potential distribution framework for when a COVID-19 vaccine is ready to be released. The goal of the first discussion was to hear from diverse voices in the...[ Read More ]

Tallying federal pandemic support for the health sector

| Aug 31, 2020 | Federal

In the months since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the federal government has directed more than $400 billion to the health sector to shore up its finances and enhance its capacity to care for COVID and non-COVID patients, according to an online financial tracking service assembled by the Committee for a...[ Read More ]

Putting summertime election polling in context

| Aug 31, 2020 | Federal

Labor Day is just a week away, and with that comes what many consider to be the final sprint toward the general election. August’s Republican and Democratic National Conventions brought about a renewed focus on the presidential election which will only intensify as we head into fall. Several recent polls...[ Read More ]

New research finds vaping associated with higher risk of COVID-19

Emily Boerger | Aug 26, 2020 | Federal

A new study finds that young adults and youth who have ever used e-cigarettes are five times more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 than non-users. Researchers also report a COVID-19 diagnosis is seven times more likely among “dual-users” who have used both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes. The study, which...[ Read More ]

CDC reports: One in four young adults contemplated suicide during COVID-19 pandemic

Emily Boerger | Aug 14, 2020 | Federal

Data released Friday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds US adults continue to experience increased adverse behavioral health conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report finds that essential workers, young adults, racial and ethnic minorities, and unpaid adult caregivers disproportionately experience these harmful conditions.  ...[ Read More ]

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