Tag: Public Health

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Even With Senate Control, Democrats Will Need Buy-In From GOP on Key Health Priorities

Emmarie Huetteman   January 11, 2021 Use Our Content It can be republished for free. Democrats have argued for more generous pandemic relief, more pressure on drugmakers to lower prices and more attention to systemic racism in health care. On Jan. 20, with control of the Senate and […]

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Heading Off the Next Pandemic

Jim Robbins   January 4, 2021 As the covid-19 pandemic heads for a showdown with vaccines it’s expected to lose, many experts in the field of emerging infectious diseases are already focused on preventing the next one. They fear another virus will leap from wildlife into humans, one […]

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“Those of Us Who Don’t Die Are Going to Quit”: A Crush of Patients, Dwindling Supplies and the Nurse Who Lost Hope

by J. David McSwane/ProPublic This article was originally published in ProPublica ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Nurse Kristen Cline was working a 12-hour shift in October at the Royal C. Johnson […]

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Black Men Have the Shortest Lifespans of Any Americans. This Theory Helps Explain Why.

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. This story was originally published by ProPublica. by Joseph Singer, Nadia Sussman, Nina Martin and Akilah Johnson COVID-19 has killed many young Black men with deadly efficiency. When ProPublica reporters […]