COVID-19: Caring for Patients and Communities

Sep 21, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration reissued its emergency use authorization for the Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 test to indicate that the product is intended for specimens collected “from individuals who are suspected of COVID-19 by their health care provider within the first seven days of the onset of…
Sep 18, 2020
Proactive COVID-19 testing of all long-term care staff and residents, who are usually at higher risk of contracting the virus, may help prevent potential outbreaks, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.
Sep 18, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug application for propofol injectable emulsion, an intravenous general anesthetic and sedation drug in short supply.
Sep 18, 2020
In a sample of 598 hospitalized pregnant women with COVID-19, 55% had no symptoms on admission, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sep 17, 2020
The National Institutes of Health awarded $12 million to non-profit research institution RTI International for outreach and engagement efforts in ethnic and racial minority communities that have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep 16, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services released its strategy for the public distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. HHS said that it developed the strategy in coordination with the Department of Defense and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sep 16, 2020
Learn how Opelousas General Health System (OGHS), the main health care provider in the rural area of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, rapidly enacted a communications and response system to address gaps in community needs and support during COVID-19.
Sep 15, 2020
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives are mobilizing around a new COVID-19 relief proposal.
Sep 11, 2020
The AHA and Aligning for Health Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. ET will host a webinar detailing how hospitals and health systems have been working to better identify and address health, social and community needs.
Sep 11, 2020
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study is revealing the extent to which adults are bypassing medical care because of their COVID-19-related concerns.