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The Latest: Arkansas says public schools must be open 5 days

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas state government is requiring public schools to stay open five days a week when classes resume this month, complicating efforts by some districts to limit on-site instruction because of the coronavirus. Education Secretary Johnny Key issued the guidance to schools Wednesday as the state reported 912 new confirmed virus… Read More »

Public health requires a broader, longer-term assessment of the pandemic

Many government officials have begun to lift some restrictions on elective surgeries and procedures for hospitals. This means that some of those of us in medical professions not on the COVID-19 front lines will be returning to a workload closer to the pre-pandemic phase soon. For weeks, my radiology department has been relatively empty. Some… Read More »

National STI Coalition Forms to Buck a “Major Public Health Crisis”

Concerned about the highest-ever rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the country, 17 national advocacy organizations joined together to form the National STI Coalition, according to a February 7 announcement from the group. The group’s formation comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced steep inclines in STIs—specifically chlamydia, gonorrhea and… Read More »

Seventh American diagnosed with coronavirus as US declares public health emergency

Seventh American with coronavirus confirmed as the White House declares the global outbreak a public health emergency in the US and closes its border to visitors from China as the illness spreads to more than 11,000 people worldwide A man in Santa Claram California was confirmed to have coronavirus on Friday, bringing the US total… Read More »

Public health insurance options would cut into industry margins, Moody’s says

Public healthcare options such as the ones put forward by Democratic presidential candidates would erode insurers’ revenues and profit margins, while single-payer poses an existential threat, according to a new Moody’s Investor Service report. For providers, lower reimbursement rates would decrease hospitals’ operating margins and federal prescription drug price negotiation would reduce pharmaceutical companies’ profitability.… Read More »