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Redfield Joins Big Ass Fans, Which Promotes Controversial Covid-Killing Technology

Redfield Joins Big Ass Fans, Which Promotes Controversial Covid-Killing Technology

Dr. Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has , lending his scientific credibility to a company division that says its ion-generating technology the coronavirus. The company charges for a fan with technology that academic air quality experts question.This story also ran on . It can beAs strategic health and safety adviser, he follows Dr. Deborah Birx, former White House coronavirus response coordinator, into the booming air purifying industry. Last month, she signed on with ActivePure, a company that also makes a pitch about virus-destroying...

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How One State’s Public Health Defunding Led to Vaccination Chaos

How One State’s Public Health Defunding Led to Vaccination Chaos

ST. LOUIS — Missourians have driven hours to find vaccines in rural counties — at least those with cars and the time. Tens of thousands of doses are waiting to be distributed, slowly being rolled out in a federal long-term care program. Waitlists are hundreds of thousands of people long. Black residents are getting left behind.This story also ran on . It can beMissouri’s rocky vaccine rollout places it among the bottom states nationwide, with 23.7% of the population vaccinated with at least one dose as of Thursday, compared with the . If Missouri were on par with the national rate, that...

Mar 26
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Her Doctor's Office Moved 1 Floor Up. Why Did Her Treatment Cost 10 Times More?

Her Doctor's Office Moved 1 Floor Up. Why Did Her Treatment Cost 10 Times More?

Cost Of Her Usual Pain Shot Rose From $30 To $300 Thanks To 'Facility Fee' : Shots - Health News Same building. Same procedure. Same doctor. But there was an extra "facility fee" because the location changed slightly. A shot that used to cost her about $30 went up to more than $300.Lauren WeberFromKyunghee Lee's right hand hurts all the time. She spent decades running a family dry cleaning store outside Cleveland after emigrating from South Korea 40 years ago. She still freelances as a seamstress, although work has slowed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While Lee likes to treat her arthritis...

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Her Doctor’s Office Moved One Floor Up. Her Bill Was 10 Times Higher.

Her Doctor’s Office Moved One Floor Up. Her Bill Was 10 Times Higher.

March 26, 2021Kyunghee Lee’s right hand hurts all the time.She spent decades running a family dry cleaning store outside Cleveland after emigrating from South Korea 40 years ago. She still freelances as a seamstress, although work has slowed amid the covid-19 pandemic.This story also ran on . It can beWhile Lee likes to treat her arthritis with home remedies, each year the pain in the knuckles of her right middle finger and ring finger increases until they hurt too much to touch. So about once a year she goes to see a rheumatologist, who administers a pain-relieving injection of a steroid...

Mar 26
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Birx Joins Air-Cleaning Industry Amid Land Grab for Billions in Federal Covid Relief

Birx Joins Air-Cleaning Industry Amid Land Grab for Billions in Federal Covid Relief

The former top White House coronavirus adviser under President Donald Trump, Dr. Deborah Birx, has joined an air-cleaning company that built its business, in part, on technology that is now banned in California due to health .This story also ran on . It can beThe company is one of many in a footrace to capture some of the $193 billion in federal funding to schools.Birx is now of ActivePure Technology, a company that counts 50 million customers since its 1924 start as the Electrolux vacuum company and does nearly $500 million annually in sales. Its marketing includes photos of outer space, a...

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University of Missouri Settles Lawsuits Over Knee Surgeries Involving Veterinarian

University of Missouri Settles Lawsuits Over Knee Surgeries Involving Veterinarian

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri has settled a collection of personal injury and false advertising claims over knee surgeries for $16.2 million, in what appears to be one of its largest public payouts in recent years.This story also ran on . It can beThe 22 plaintiffs, a handful of whom were minors, filed suits from 2018 through 2020 over “BioJoint” surgeries pioneered by two university employees, orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Stannard and veterinarian Dr. James Cook. The procedure involves a complex operation that the Mizzou BioJoint Center’s website calls a “biological joint...

Mar 12
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Covid Vaccine Websites Violate Disability Laws, Create Inequity for the Blind

Covid Vaccine Websites Violate Disability Laws, Create Inequity for the Blind

This story also ran on . It can beMany covid vaccination registration and information websites at the federal, state and local levels violate disability rights laws, hindering the ability of blind people to sign up for a potentially lifesaving vaccine, a KHN investigation has found.Across the country, people who use special software to make the web accessible have been unable to sign up for the vaccines or obtain vital information about covid-19 because many government websites lack required accessibility features. At least 7.6 million people in the U.S. over age 16 have a ., a nonprofit...

Feb 25
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Rural Hospital Remains Entrenched in Covid ‘War’ Even Amid Vaccine Rollout

Rural Hospital Remains Entrenched in Covid ‘War’ Even Amid Vaccine Rollout

Editor’s note: KHN wrote about St. James Parish Hospital in April, when it was . Ten months later, we checked in to see how the hospital and its staff were faring.This story also ran on . It can beThe “” sign in front of St. James Parish Hospital has been long gone, along with open intensive care unit beds in the state of Louisiana.Staffers at the rural hospital spent hours each day in January calling larger hospitals in search of the elusive beds for covid-19 patients. They leveraged personal connections and begged nurses elsewhere to take patients they know are beyond their hospital’s...

Feb 17
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Black Americans Are Getting Vaccinated at Lower Rates Than White Americans

Black Americans Are Getting Vaccinated at Lower Rates Than White Americans

This story also ran on . It can beBlack Americans are receiving covid vaccinations at dramatically lower rates than white Americans in the first weeks of the chaotic rollout, according to a new KHN analysis.About 3% of Americans have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine so far. But in 16 states that have released data by race, white residents are being vaccinated at significantly higher rates than Black residents, according to the analysis — in many cases two to three times higher.Subscribe to KHN’s free Morning Briefing.In the most dramatic case, 1.2% of white Pennsylvanians...

January 17, 2021
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Expertos en salud pública temen que los fondos desaparezcan cuando termine la pandemia

Expertos en salud pública temen que los fondos desaparezcan cuando termine la pandemia

Noticias en español es una sección de Kaiser Health News que contiene traducciones de artículos de gran interés para la comunidad hispanohablante, y contenido original enfocado en la población hispana que vive en los Estados Unidos.Este contenido puede usarse de manera gratuita ().En respuesta a la pandemia de covid-19, el Congreso ha invertido decenas de miles de millones de dólares en los departamentos de salud pública estatales y locales, pagando por máscaras, rastreadores de contactos y campañas educativas para persuadir a las personas de que se vacunen.Forma parte del grupo de Facebook...

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