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Nonprofit hospitals’ liquidity supports the ability to repay CARES Act loans, says Fitch

Repayment of loans provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is expected to begin soon. This has been a source of stress for some hospitals, but for nonprofits, there’s good news: This won’t materially affect their financial profiles, according to Fitch Ratings. Providers’ ratings… Read More »

Dr. Anthony Fauci says chance of coronavirus vaccine being highly effective is ‘not great’

Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine COVID-19, “focusing on lessons learned to prepare for the next pandemic”, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on June 23, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Pool | AFP |… Read More »

Florida hospital system CEO says ICUs are stocked, fully prepared, and not overwhelmed

The CEO of one of Florida’s largest healthcare providers says it has the intensive care unit capabilities to handle the recent uptick in coronavirus-positive tests. “We have adequate personal protective equipment,” AdventHealth CEO Terry Shaw said. “We have a stockpile of ventilators, and we have an amazing clinical team that have taken best practices from… Read More »

Dr. Anthony Fauci says the average age of U.S. coronavirus patients has dropped by 15 years as Sun Belt states gets hit

The average age of new coronavirus patients has dropped by roughly 15 years compared with only a few months ago as the virus reignites in America’s Sun Belt, White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday. Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during a Q&A discussion with Dr. Francis… Read More »

Track and trace is useless if we fail to pick up phone, says Dr Miriam Stoppard

The Government announced with fanfare and flourish that we’d have a world-beating test-track-trace programme up and running by June 1. Well, that date came and went, yet again a deadline missed through over-promising. The problem is no ­politician, and especially those who present themselves at the daily press briefings, has any idea how their strategies… Read More »