Day: May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020

‘We’re vulnerable’: On the Navajo Nation, a rush to curb the coronavirus

Roughly $1 billion is allocated for the Indian Health Service, a notoriously underfunded federal agency that oversees healthcare on reservations. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) By Kurtis LeeNational Correspondent  May 6, 20204:54 PM Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied! The funds are a nod of appreciation to indigenous Americans, who in […]

May 7, 2020

He fought to protect sex workers from COVID-19 and much more. Then the virus came for him

They called it the “Coronasutra.” Advertisement It was not the first time that he had sought to assist the neediest in the face of a mysterious and deadly contagion. “He fought for us until the very end.”Just a few weeks ago, Montejo was here helping workers who had seen the sex trade dry up almost overnight because of the pandemic. The activists distributed pamphlets with […]

May 7, 2020

Federal investigations curtailed amid coronavirus

William Barr’s leadership team focusing on responding to the coronavirus.Justice Department officials declined to provide the number of indictments, saying the statistics were preliminary. Herdman said the number of criminal complaints has held fairly steady during the outbreak and has not compensated for the drop in indictments.Law enforcement officials said they expect indictments to surge when life returns to something approaching normal. Times Get all […]

May 7, 2020

Commentary: Evaluating risk and medical treatment in the time of coronavirus

Clinics are actively discouraging visits to the office, seemingly destroying the previous protocols of care.The importance of any test must be viewed in the context of risk tolerance. These lessons are important during normal times, and imperative to help us prepare for future health crises.The authors are both professors at the University of Minnesota, where they teach an undergraduate course titled, “Conceptual Issues in Medicine: […]

May 7, 2020

U.N. nearly triples its coronavirus fundraising goal to $6.7 billion

Advertisement The appeal targets 46 of the world’s poorest countries, including nations devastated by war — like Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria — and others grappling with chronic poverty or dysfunctional health systems, like Bolivia and the Philippines. nearly triples its coronavirus fundraising goal to $6.7 billion Flags of some of the 193 countries that are members of the United Nations fly in front of the […]