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Could telehealth worsen inequity? ‘Not under my watch,’ says HHS Sec. Becerra

In recent public appearances, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough both indicated their support for telemedicine in the long term.   Even as states have moved to enact their own laws aimed at telehealth expansion, questions have persisted about a federal response.    Becerra emphasizes… Read More »

New coronavirus variants ‘not magic,’ mitigation measures will work, expert says

While research into emerging coronavirus variants is ongoing, one expert cautioned that they are “not magic,” and the measures in place to mitigate current spread will still work against the new strains. Mutations also aren’t out of the norm for a virus, especially one with such high community spread, Dr. Gigi Gronvall, a senior scholar… Read More »

Coronavirus: Staying home this weekend ‘not a request’, UK told

Staying at home this weekend is an instruction and “not a request”, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said as he updated the country on the coronavirus. Speaking at the No 10 briefing, Mr Hancock said that while warm weather was forecast in some areas this weekend “the disease is still spreading”. Meanwhile, England’s chief nursing officer… Read More »

WHO says COVID-19 coronavirus ‘not yet’ a pandemic, while Canada diagnoses 11th case

Canada has done a decent job of detecting patients arriving with the novel coronavirus, but COVID-19 is going to become more difficult to contain as it spreads globally, the country’s chief medical officer said. Meanwhile, the head of the World Health Organization said that while it’s still too early to declare COVID-19 a pandemic, the… Read More »