“Lost on the Frontline” is an ongoing project by Kaiser Health News and The Guardian that aims to document the lives of health care workers in the U.S. who died from COVID 19, and to investigate why so many are victims of the disease.
As health workers in California and other states were dying of COVID-19, federal work-safety officials filed just one citation against an employer and rapidly closed complaints about protective gear.
The pandemic has been marked by a significant amount of misinformation — some spread on purpose — that could prove deadly.
The use of the word “always” makes this claim a stretch.
Experts used terms like “misleading” and “counterproductive” to describe the president’s words.
Experts agreed that Trump’s statement is not supported by the data.
When you factor in population size, the U.S. is still behind.
Repurposing one N95 mask 20 times is not the same as having 20 new ones.
Because high-end N95 masks are scarce, medical centers are using surgical masks that have been linked to considerably higher infection rates.
Dr. Nora Volkow, who heads the National Institute on Drug Abuse, details how emerging science points to added challenges for these patient populations and the public health system.