Day: May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

Trump administration skimps on coronavirus aid for Medicaid providers

This tipped the scales even more toward hospitals, physicians and other providers that care for patients with commercial health insurance, which typically pays them much higher rates than either Medicare or Medicaid, the two main government health plans.Particularly disadvantaged are medical providers that focus on poor patients. These practices, medical centers, nursing homes, mental health providers and other home- and community-based providers typically have lower […]

May 1, 2020

U.S. implicates Honduran president in drug trafficking as it seeks his help on immigration

But the administration has pressured some Central American nations to accept designation as “safe third countries.”The strategy has drawn heavy criticism from migrant rights advocates. administrations that General Bonilla was not to be trusted, based on reports implicating him in drug trafficking and other crimes, including murder,” Sen. The reason appears to be Hernandez’s willingness to cooperate with controversial U.S. “The rhetoric by the [White […]

May 1, 2020

El Salvador’s president accused of using coronavirus to bolster autocratic agenda

The many positive responses on social media bespeak considerable support for his take-no-prisoners public attitude toward gang members who exert de facto control of entire neighborhoods and towns.While El Salvador has long had one of the world’s highest homicide rates, those numbers have generally been on the decline since 2015. McDonnell, Alexander Renderos April 30, 20206:22 PM Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra […]

May 1, 2020

Does the coronavirus-killing power of sunlight make it safe to go to the beach?

Does the coronavirus-killing power of sunlight make it safe to go to the beach? We look at what UV light can and can’t do. Sunlight can be lethal to the coronavirus, but it doesn’t kill on contact.(Allen J. Thousands of people hit Newport Beach over the weekend despite stay-at-home orders. Advertisement UVC can be used to quickly kill pathogens on surfaces in controlled settings such […]

May 1, 2020

The U.S. is pushing Mexico to reopen factories even as workers die from COVID-19

“Should Mexican workers be putting their lives on the line to save people in the United States?”One worker, 39-year-old Gustavo Morales, said he recently quit his job at a Tijuana factory after dozens of co-workers started falling ill. for use in the manufacture of medical supplies, have been allowed to reopen. Advertisement A spokesman for the company, Venancio Figueroa, said it is deemed an essential […]

May 1, 2020

Why you should avoid some cough syrups if you think you’ve got the coronavirus

So it’s no surprise that many are swigging dextromethorphan, a workhorse cough suppressant, to calm those bone-rattling expulsions of germs and air.It may be doing them more harm than good, new research suggests.As part of an ambitious project to identify drugs that could be repurposed to treat COVID-19, an international team of scientists reported Thursday they had happened upon a surprising finding: A common active […]

May 1, 2020

Biden denies allegation of sexual assault decades ago

His campaign says ‘it did not happen’ Politics Former Senate staffer accuses Joe Biden of sexual assault. He also disputed her claim that she had filed a formal complaint to a Senate personnel office — a complaint she told the Washington Post was about sexual harassment, not assault. In an interview Friday on the Dan Bongino Show, a podcast hosted by one of Trump’s supporters, […]

May 1, 2020

Too many ‘shiny objects’: Why it’s risky to promise a coronavirus vaccine and cure

Anthony Fauci, the chief of the federal government’s top institute for infectious diseases, indicated that an anti-viral drug developed by Bay Area biotech giant Gilead Sciences sped up by several days the recovery of about half the people with COVID-19.That same day, however, the celebration was tempered by news that China had tested the same drug, used effectively against Ebola, and had found no benefit […]

May 1, 2020

How does the COVID-19 death toll compare with other deadly events in U.S. history?

history? Healthcare workers mourn fallen colleagues outside Mt. soil also hit the Pentagon, and another hijacked plane went down in a field near Shanksville, Pa., after passengers fought back against the men who planned to use it as a weapon aimed at Washington.(Robert Clark / Associated Press) Advertisement ~~~Korean War, nearly 37,000 dead 1950-53 American troops in the Korean War in 1950.(Universal History Archive) ~~~Vietnam […]