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Lost on the Frontline

These stories are co-published with The Guardian. This story can be republished for free (details). Note: As of August 10, 2020, all updates to Lost on the Frontline are available at khn.org/lost-on-the-frontline. America’s health care workers are dying. In some states, medical personnel account for as many as 20% of known coronavirus cases. They tend […]

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Must-Reads of the Week

The Friday Breeze Want to read the best and most provocative stories from the week? Welcome to the Friday Breeze, where we compile them all — so you’re set with your weekend reading. Hi, I’m back with a revamped Friday Breeze, tackling a few hot health care topics of the week and some news you […]

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Test Sites Quickly Attract Thousands for COVID-19 Vaccine Study

Dr. Eric Coe jumped at the chance to help test a COVID-19 vaccine. At his urging, so did his girlfriend, his son and his daughter-in-law. All received shots last week at a clinical research site in central Florida. “My main purpose in doing this was so I could spend more time with my family and […]

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

Just because many businesses are open again doesn’t mean the pandemic is over. The coronavirus is still on the loose — actually surging in many locations — which means people have to make serious choices about their health all day, every day. Nothing in life is without risk, and decisions ultimately hinge on individual calculations. […]

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Epidemia de obesidad en los Estados Unidos amenaza la eficacia de una vacuna contra COVID

SOBRE NOTICIAS EN ESPAÑOL 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. Use Nuestro Contenido Este contenido puede usarse de manera gratuita (detalles). Para un mundo paralizado […]

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Avoiding Care During the Pandemic Could Mean Life or Death

These days, Los Angeles acting teacher Deryn Warren balances her pain with her fear. She’s a bladder cancer patient who broke her wrist in November. She still needs physical therapy for her wrist, and she’s months late for a cancer follow-up. But Warren won’t go near a hospital, even though she says her wrist hurts […]

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Don’t Fall for This Video: Hydroxychloroquine Is Not a COVID-19 Cure

“This virus has a cure. It is called hydroxychloroquine, zinc and Zithromax. I know you people want to talk about a mask. Hello? You don’t need [a] mask. There is a cure.” Stella Immanuel,  during a July 27 press conference This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free […]

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Republicans in COVID Disarray

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. President Donald Trump’s pivot to a more serious view of the coronavirus pandemic didn’t last long. This week, he was again touting hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug that has not been shown to work against the virus. Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, Republicans continue to struggle to […]

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Where Mask-Wearing Isn’t Gospel: Colorado Churches Grapple With Reopening

This story also ran on NBC News. This story can be republished for free (details). COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The lights dimmed. Guitars thrummed. And a nine-piece band kicked off what amounted to a rock concert inside an amphitheater of a church. “Shout for joy to the Lord,” one musician called out, quoting Scripture. Any […]

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In Texas, More People Are Losing Their Health Insurance as COVID Cases Climb

This story is part of a partnership that includes KUT, NPR and Kaiser Health News. This story can be republished for free (details). Steve Alvarez started feeling sick around Father’s Day weekend this year. His symptoms started as mild, but developed into a fever, chills and shortness of breath he couldn’t shake. “Just when I started to get […]