Big Brother in Public Health? New Contact Tracing Tactic Raises Privacy Concerns

Requiring businesses to keep customer logs could undermine the public trust necessary to effectively conduct contact tracing, says one public health expert.

The Hidden Crisis: Caring for Vulnerable Adults at Home During the Coronavirus

COMMENTARY | Faced with fears of contagion and shortages of personal protective equipment, home and community care workers and providers struggle to serve a vulnerable population.

As Congress Weighs COVID Liability Protections, States Shield Health Providers

States are rushing to protect medical professionals from malpractice lawsuits related to coronavirus care.

Indiana Study Sheds Light On Coronavirus Prevalence In State

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Kentucky leaders call for FBI review of police shooting probe .... Pennsylvania could allow drinks to go … Mississippi capital announces coronavirus curfew.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Opens Criminal Investigations Into Nursing Homes Deaths

State Attorney General Josh Shapiro says he wants to determine if management is at fault for the thousands of residents who have died in his state.

How Virginia Juked Its COVID-19 Statistics

The state is combining results from viral and antibody tests in the same statistic. This threatens to confound America’s understanding of the pandemic.

Millions Stuck At Home With No Plumbing, Kitchen Or Space To Stay Safe

Almost half a million homes, located in every states, have inadequate plumbing, while more than 4 million people are living in overcrowded homes. Nearly a million dwellings lack a complete kitchen.

Decontamination Systems Can Rejuvenate First Responders' Masks

The systems, which are being deployed across the country, can disinfect up to 80,000 N95 masks per day, allowing each to be reused up to 20 times.

How New York Explains the Other 49 States

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s lockdown has divided the Empire State.

Tests to Detect Coronavirus on Surfaces Show Mixed Results

Labs and companies are already distributing the tests, which vary drastically in price and potential performance.

Out-of-State Visitors Rushed to Reopened Georgia

Health experts say the flood of visitors could prolong the pandemic and lead to a rash of new cases of coronavirus.

Hospice Care Continues—Without the Human Touch

The pandemic limits the arsenal of customary tools that hospice care workers wield to bring comfort to the dying and bereaved.

Trying Out Los Angeles’ New Coronavirus Testing Regime

At a time when a shortage of tests still impedes efforts to grapple with the virus in many parts of California and the rest of the U.S., it is noteworthy that Mayor Eric Garcetti is now offering testing to all 10 million-plus residents of the nation’s largest county.

Millennials and Even Younger Adults Bearing Brunt of Pandemic's Mental Health Effects, Study Finds

COMMENTARY | A new study looking that asked people about their mental distress showed some staggering results.

Airports Start Requiring Masks for All Travelers and Staff

The measure is one of many changes airports are making in hopes of improving safety.

The Problem With Stories About Dangerous Coronavirus Mutations

There’s no clear evidence that the pandemic virus has evolved into significantly different forms—and there probably won’t be for months.

‘There Could Be a Point Where I Say This Isn’t Worth It’: Two State Lawmakers Reflect On Their New Workplace Concerns

For some legislators, the coronavirus is raising questions about the environment where they work, from health precautions in Louisiana to armed protesters in Michigan.

Want to Test More People for Covid-19? Look At the Sewage

COMMENTARY | Wastewater surveillance can help communities increase their testing capabilities and better manage and monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.

As COVID-19 Lurks, Families Are Locked Out Of Nursing Homes. Is It Safe Inside?

More than 10,000 residents and staff at long-term care facilities have died from COVID infections.