Coronavirus Live Updates: Fight Over Aid Package Drags On

Here’s what you need to know: N.Y.C.’s health commissioner resigns after clashing with the mayor over the virus. ImageDr. Oxiris Barbot, New York City’s health commissioner, during a coronavirus meeting in New York in March. She resigned on Tuesday.Credit…Dave Sanders for The New York Times New York City’s health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, resigned on…


Scientists Uncover Biological Signatures of the Worst Covid-19 Cases

Scientists are beginning to untangle one of the most complex biological mysteries of the coronavirus pandemic: Why do some people get severely sick, whereas others quickly recover? In certain patients, according to a flurry of recent studies, the virus appears to make the immune system go haywire. Unable to marshal the right cells and molecules…


Fauci Supports Birx’s Coronavirus Assessment After Trump Criticizes Her

This briefing has ended. Read live coronavirus updates here. Here’s what you need to know: ImageDr. Anthony S. Fauci agreed with Dr. Deborah Birx’s statement that the United States has entered a “new phase” of the pandemic.Credit…Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times Fauci defends Birx after she is criticized by Trump. Dr. Anthony S.…


How Ballot Initiatives Changed the Game on Medicaid Expansion

ImageDelivering boxes of ballot initiative petitions to the Missouri secretary of state’s office in Jefferson City in May. Missouri voters will decide whether to expand Medicaid today. Credit…David A. Lieb/Associated Press It was the middle of 2016, and Obamacare supporters were stuck. Nineteen states were refusing to participate in the health law’s Medicaid expansion, which provides…


Dementia on the Retreat in the U.S. and Europe

Despite the lack of effective treatments or preventive strategies, the dementia epidemic is on the wane in the United States and Europe, scientists reported on Monday. The risk for a person to develop dementia over a lifetime is now 13 percent lower than it was in 2010. Incidence rates at every age have steadily declined…


A Hospital Forgot to Bill Her Coronavirus Test. It Cost Her $1,980.

The New York Times is investigating the costs associated with testing and treatment for the coronavirus and how the pandemic is changing health care in America. You can read more about the project and submit your medical bills here. When Debbie Krebs got the bill for a March emergency room visit, she immediately noticed something…


‘The Biggest Monster’ Is Spreading. And It’s Not the Coronavirus.

It begins with a mild fever and malaise, followed by a painful cough and shortness of breath. The infection prospers in crowds, spreading to people in close reach. Containing an outbreak requires contact tracing, as well as isolation and treatment of the sick for weeks or months. This insidious disease has touched every part of…


Providers: How Has Covid-19 Changed Your Practice?

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If you’re a health provider, how, if at all, has the pandemic changed the way you provide care? Please share your story below. My colleagues or I may get in touch with you to hear more about your experiences.

Share Your Medical Bills for Coronavirus

Have a bill you want to share? Go straight to the form. Americans have been battling surprise coronavirus bills for nearly as long as they’ve been fighting the disease itself. I know this because I’m a reporter who has been writing articles about those bills since mid-February. My first focused on an American man and…


Is Telemedicine Here to Stay?

Telemedicine is having its moment. Over the last few months, millions of people have relied on video or telephone calls to talk to their doctors. But as the pandemic moves across the United States, and eventually recedes in some places, how long will the moment last? While patients used virtual visits to avoid overcrowded and…