Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the chiropractor: Life in a Washington State clinic

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the chiropractor: Life in a Washington State clinic

Continuing our series of health care providers recounting their experiences during the era of coronavirus (Covid-19), we’re posting an essay by Frank Wen, who runs a chiropractic clinic in Kirkland, Wash. He’s a member of our community over on Patreon, and he sent this to us. By FRANK WEN I live in Bellevue, Wash., and […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and infectious disease: A specialist’s experience in a Queens hospital

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and infectious disease: A specialist’s experience in a Queens hospital

Continuing our series of interviews with doctors and other medical personnel in the era of Covid-19: Dr. Carlos Salama is an infectious disease specialist at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, N.Y. Elmhurst is a public hospital that is a part of the NYC Health and Hospitals system. Queens was among the hardest hit places in New […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and testing: Why are some people being asked to pay?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and testing: Why are some people being asked to pay?

While it’s widely believed that coronavirus (Covid-19) testing is supposed to be covered with no patient out-of-pocket payments by federal law in many cases, we have learned increasingly that Insurers are declining to pay. While we haven’t seen a flood of such reports, there are plenty. We’ve investigated a few, and found that in several […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and return to the office: New Yorkers can now go back, but many won’t, per The New York Times

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and return to the office: New Yorkers can now go back, but many won’t, per The New York Times

“Even as offices across New York City were allowed to welcome back employees on Monday for the first time in months, the number of those returning to work was far lower than the swarms that once jostled elbows on public transit and packed into high-rise elevators,” Michael Gold and Troy Closson write over at The […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the I.C.U.: The experience of an intensive care nurse in Illinois

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the I.C.U.: The experience of an intensive care nurse in Illinois

Continuing our series of interviews with doctors and other medical personnel in the era of Covid-19: A recently graduated nurse in the ICU of an Illinois hospital told us about her experience.  Here’s a transcript of our conversation, lightly edited for length and clarity.   Phoebe Pinder (CHC) What has surprised you most about the […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) risks: How to know them and avoid them as the nation reopens

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) risks: How to know them and avoid them as the nation reopens

“It seems many people are breathing some relief, and I’m not sure why. An epidemic curve has a relatively predictable upslope and once the peak is reached, the back slope can also be predicted,” Erin Bromage, a professor of biology and immunology, writes in a guide to the risks of getting infected with Covid-19 during […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and tests: Could a saliva test become the new normal?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and tests: Could a saliva test become the new normal?

One Twitter user said being tested for Covid-19 with a nasal swab felt like “being stabbed in the brain.” Others described the test as leaving a burning sensation. Saliva testing offers a painless alternative to nasal swabs. Some saliva tests were approved by the Food and Drug Administration as early as mid-April, but the test […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and work: Helping companies plan their return to the office

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and work: Helping companies plan their return to the office

By BEN GLICKMAN and PHOEBE PINDER New York City — the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic — entered its first phase of reopening on June 8. Of course essential workers — doctors, firefighters, grocery store workers, mail deliverers — have been on the job since the beginning of the pandemic. But now, for the first […]