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Amy Coney Barrett Isn’t Even Confirmed Yet and Trump is Cheering the End of Obamacare 27.9.2020 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump kicked off his Sunday by tweeting out a call for Joe Biden to take a drug test before their debate next week, adding that he’d take one too. But that wasn’t his dumbest tweet of the morning. Trump also celebrated the prospect that the Supreme Court will throw out the Affordable Care […]
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Democrats: Amy Coney Barrett Will Strip Millions of Health Insurance 27.9.2020 Mother Jones
On Saturday, Democrats quickly criticized President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, arguing that her confirmation would put millions of Americans’ health insurance in jeopardy. In a statement, former Vice President Joe Biden focused on Coney Barrett’s “written track record of disagreeing with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the […]
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Franciscan breaks ground on $200M hospital in Crown Point; facility expected to open in 2023 25.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Religious, city and Franciscan Health officials Thursday broke ground on a new $200 million, 500,000-square-foot Franciscan Health Crown Point hospital.
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Rush plans new rehab hospital and expansion into physical therapy as part of joint venture with Select Medical 25.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
A new 84-bed rehabilitation hospital is planned for the West Side campus of Rush University System for Health, and Rush plans to expand further into physical therapy as part of a new partnership, the system announced Thursday.
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‘Nobody knew how to handle this situation’: How COVID-19 decimated Illinois nursing homes, exposed government flaws and left families in frustrating limbo 25.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Six months into the pandemic, the new virus has infected more than 28,000 Illinois long-term care residents and killed more than 4,000.
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Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, here’s how the virus has changed our lives 24.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
As COVID-19 took hold on so many facets of our lives, from health and work to schools and culture, here's what has changed in Chicago.
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Employers could require workers to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Will it come to that? 23.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
No one’s in a rush to announce a policy on the COVID-19 vaccine, but some companies may become pioneers. Restaurants, for example, could stand apart by having all employees vaccinated — and bragging about COVID-safe policies.
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Cook County Health officials send Board of Commissioners $3.4B budget plan as pandemic shortfall looms: ‘We’re looking at a compromise here, no question’ 23.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Cook County Health’s board of directors sent the county’s Board of Commissioners its preliminary $3.4 billion 2021 budget plan this week that would enact cuts across departments aimed at closing a projected $187 million deficit. In an 8-3 vote, with one director absent, the health system’s board on Monday approved its budget recommendation, despite discord over how much additional tax revenue Cook County should provide the health system. The proposal, which includes slightly more revenue funding from the county, but less than what system officials previously requested, heads to the county board for further consideration.
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How is Little Saigon curbing coronavirus? By respecting elders, authorities and masks 22.9.2020 LA Times: Health

The low numbers of COVID-19 cases in Orange County's Little Saigon are tied to cultural habits and consistent behavior.

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What Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death could mean for more than 800,000 Illinois residents with Obamacare 22.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The future of the Affordable Care Act — under which hundreds of thousands of Illinois residents gained health insurance — just became murkier with the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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Colorado hospital staffing rules that nurses say don’t protect patients are under review 21.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Rules that nurses in Denver-area hospitals say leave patients vulnerable to shoddy care could change next year, if medical stakeholders and the Colorado health department can reach an agreement to raise the state's staffing minimum or give nurses a greater voice.
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Fact check: Cory Gardner’s bill has as much to do with politics as preexisting conditions 19.9.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican running in a tight race for reelection in Colorado, says he wants to protect people with medical conditions.
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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,120 new known COVID-19 cases reported as Gov. Pritzker says bars and indoor dining can return in Will and Kankakee counties as positivity rate falls 18.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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Daywatch: COVID-19′s deadly toll on health care workers, star of Netflix’s ‘Cheer’ charged with child pornography and Southport Lanes closing for good 18.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Good morning, Chicago. Here are some of the top stories you need to know to start your day.
Deadly toll of COVID-19 on health care field: A memorial to 46 of those who died 18.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
More than 100 lives of professionals working in the health care field have died in Illinois since COVID-19 began its deadly march through the state in March, according to public health officials, who said the exact figure is likely higher. They include nurses, doctors, medical assistants, technicians, therapists and other support staff who clean rooms, serve food and provide security. They worked in hospitals, nursing homes, private offices or on ambulance crews and in homes as health aides. Most were minorities. The Tribune has identified and interviewed dozens of families to chronicle the devastating loss of life and acts of heroism.
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As they focused on others with COVID-19 and refused to walk away, Illinois health care workers bore the brunt of pandemic’s fury 18.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The Tribune has identified and interviewed the families of nearly 50 deceased health care workers in Illinois to chronicle the devastating loss of life and acts of heroism.
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Health care workers remember colleague 18.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Fellow health care workers remember ICU nurse Neuman Kiamco at a candlelight vigil Sept. 12, 2020, outside MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn. Kiamco, 48, died Aug. 30 after a two-month battle with COVID-19.
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Op-Ed: Could COVID-19 set off a wave of heart disease? 17.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The lasting effects of COVID-19 on the heart are limited to a small subset of patients, studies show.

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A Simple Plan to Deal with COVID-19: Free Flu Shots for All 16.9.2020 Mother Jones
There is an amazingly simple and clever step that the US federal government could take to counter a possible COVID-19 surge this fall and winter: a national crash program for flu shots. So far, the Trump administration has not embarked on such a program. Since the start of the pandemic, public health experts have voiced […]
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From Aspen to the Hamptons, COVID-19 exodus fills vacation towns with new medical pressures 16.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
From the shores of Long Island to the resorts of the Rocky Mountains, traditional vacation destinations have seen a major influx of affluent people relocating to wait out the pandemic. But now as summer vacation season has ended, many families realize that working from home and attending school online can be done anywhere they can tether to the internet, and those with means are increasingly waiting it out in the poshest destinations.
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