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CDC sees ‘distressing trend’ in latest coronavirus surge

Jay Butler, deputy director for infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, raised the alarm about rising cases of COVID-19. “Unfortunately, we are seeing a distressing trend here in the United States,” Butler told reporters Wednesday, adding that cases are now growing “really in all parts of the country,” with especially high… Read More »

Home healthcare sees surge in wake of COVID-19 nursing home fears

Dive Brief: Nursing homes lost about 18,000 jobs last month while home healthcare services gained the same amount, according to June’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some industry officials say it’s a trend accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic after nursing homes were brutally hit earlier this year given their vulnerable populations. No… Read More »

Federal Officials Turn to a New Testing Strategy as Infections Surge

The Trump administration plans to adopt a decades-old testing strategy that will vastly increase the number of coronavirus tests performed in the United States and permit widespread tracking of the virus as it surges across the country. The method, called pooled testing, signals a paradigm shift. Instead of carefully rationing tests to only those with… Read More »