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Pandemic Hampers Reopening of Joint Replacement Gold Mine

The COVID-19 pandemic brought knee and hip replacements to a virtual halt because they aren’t usually considered emergency procedures. But they are profitable, and hospital systems are now counting on the surgeries to help restore their financial health.

The Friday Breeze

Must-Reads of the Week

Newsletter editor Lauren Olsen wades through hundreds of health care policy stories each week, so you don’t have to.


Test Sites Quickly Attract Thousands for COVID-19 Vaccine Study

People have flooded U.S. testing sites with requests to participate in the pivotal, late-stage clinical trials of the first two COVID-19 vaccine candidates.


Your Favorite Store or Restaurant Is Open. How Do You Know It’s OK to Go In?

We gathered tips from experts on what to look for — masks are a constant theme — when trying to decide if you will be comfortable visiting various establishments.


In Rural Missouri, Latinos Learn to Contain and Cope With the Coronavirus

In a town in the southwestern corner of Missouri, where COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Latino immigrants, language barriers and economic pressures among factory workers have stymied efforts to slow the virus that causes the disease.


Health Care Workers of Color Nearly Twice as Likely as Whites to Get COVID-19

Harvard research shows minorities are most likely to report inadequate PPE and to work with COVID-positive patients.


KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Still Waiting for That Trump Health Plan

President Donald Trump keeps promising a comprehensive plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. And he keeps not delivering. Meanwhile, members of Congress and White House officials seem unable to agree on a new COVID-19 relief bill. And Missouri becomes the sixth state where voters approved a Medicaid expansion ballot measure. Tami Luhby of CNN, Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico and Kimberly Leonard of Business Insider 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.

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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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