Month: December 2020

Gov. Jared Polis and officials announced Denver and a number of other Colorado counties will be moved to Level Red on a newly revamped version of the state”u2019s color-coded COVID-19 dial at Boettcher Mansion in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday. November 17, 2020. Hyoung Chang | Denver Post | Getty Images WASHINGTON ’ Colorado health officials said
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Dr. Carlos del Rio warned “The News with Shepard Smith” that the effort to vaccinate Americans needs to “change dramatically,” as the United States missed its vaccination goals two weeks after Americans started receiving shots.  “If we’re going to get to have every single American who needs a vaccine and wants the vaccine, vaccinated by
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Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn Center for the Study of Existential Risk LONDON ’ Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn has identified what he believes are the three biggest threats to humanity’s existence this century. While the climate emergency and the coronavirus pandemic are seen as issues that require urgent global solutions, Tallinn told CNBC that artificial intelligence,
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As pharmacists from CVS and Walgreens have entered long-term care facilities to vaccine staff and residents against COVID-19, they have been resoundingly been met with cheers, leaders say. “As CVS wheeled the cart in, everyone started cheering,” Vassar Byrd, CEO of Rose Villa Senior Living, a life plan community in Portland, Oregon, said Monday during
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New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images The New York Attorney General is investigating whether a health-care clinic in the state fraudulently obtained Covid vaccine doses and distributed them to the public, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Cuomo
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President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals. It also averts a government shutdown. The massive bill includes $1.4 trillion to fund government agencies through September and contains other end-of-session priorities such as money for cash-starved transit systems and an increase in food
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A person holds a vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the University Of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Scotty Perry | Bloomberg | Getty Images U.S. states are anxiously awaiting billions in federal aid to fund their vaccine distribution plans, currently held up in Washington and under veto
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CommonSpirit Health’s CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason Health System took a key step toward finalizing their planned merger this week. The health systems have signed a definitive agreement, a legal document the specifies how the transaction would be structured and how debt would be allocated. Washington state’s Attorney General, who previously sued CHI Franciscan over
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As hospitals leverage their market power to increase prices, they use their financial gains to attract more privately insured patients and divert Medicaid beneficiaries, exacerbating health inequities, according to new research. Well-capitalized hospitals tend to invest in staff, facility upgrades and acquisitions that draw more lucrative privately insured patients and further augment their leverage. This
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Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images President Donald Trump‘s opposition to a $900 billion coronavirus aid package overwhelmingly passed by U.S. lawmakers late Monday jeopardizes the first significant climate change legislation to win congressional approval in about a decade. Trump has threatened to veto the stimulus bill, which includes $600 direct checks for individuals and $35 billion
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An Aetna affiliate on Thursday alerted the federal government that a data breach compromised hundreds of thousands of members’ health data. The data breach stemmed from a hacking incident at EyeMed, a company that Aetna contracts with to provide services for members of in its vision benefit plans, a spokesperson from CVS Health, which owns
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