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COVID-19

COVID Data Failures Create Pressure for Public Health System Overhaul

Poor information-sharing between hospitals and public health agencies has hurt the response to the pandemic. Some health care systems and IT companies are making inroads, but an overhaul would cost billions.

Lost on the Frontline

'Is This When I Drop Dead?' Two Doctors Report From the COVID Front Lines

Two emergency room doctors, one in New York and the other in Houston, discuss their cities’ coronavirus outbreaks — and responses.

COVID-19

Back to Life: COVID Lung Transplant Survivor Tells Her Story

The first known coronavirus patient in the U.S. to undergo a double lung transplant is now strong enough to share the story of her ordeal.

Lost On The Frontline

Dying Young: The Health Care Workers in Their 20s Killed by COVID-19

A database of deaths compiled by KHN and The Guardian includes a significant minority under 30, leaving shattered dreams and devastated families.

Podcast

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Kamala Harris on Health

The Democratic presidential ticket is complete, with Joe Biden’s selection of California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. Health has not been a major issue for Harris, whose career priority has been the criminal justice system. But expect Republicans to pounce on her on-again, off-again support for “Medicare for All.” Meanwhile, with Congress still in a stalemate over another round of COVID-19 relief, President Donald Trump is trying to use his executive power to do what lawmakers have not — with mixed success. Kimberly Leonard of Business Insider, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Mary Agnes Carey of KHN join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss this and more. Plus, for extra credit, the panelists recommend their favorite health stories of the week they think you should read, too.

Back to the Future: Trump’s History of Promising a Health Plan That Never Comes

Even before he was elected, the president talked about a plan that would be released soon. Now he is saying the end of August.

COVID-19

Contact Tracers in Massachusetts Might Order Milk or Help With Rent. Here's Why.

Massachusetts offers support and resources for people isolating because of COVID-19 — helping them make choices that keep everyone safe. Experts say that is work that more states need to fund.

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Picture of Health

With Caveats, Hopeful News for Preschools Planning Young Kids’ Return

Hundreds of thousands of essential workers have kept their kids in day care during the pandemic out of necessity and, so far, these centers haven’t been big disease spreaders. But the evidence remains incomplete.

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