Tag Archives: Virus

Ex-West Virginia Health Chief Says Cuts Hurt Virus Response

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The former West Virginia public health leader forced out by the governor says decades-old computer systems and cuts to staff over a period of years had made a challenging job even harder during a once-in-a-century pandemic. Republican Gov. Jim Justice demanded Dr. Cathy Slemp’s resignation on June 24. He complained about discrepancies in the… Read More »

Un sistema de salud pública devastado enfrenta más recortes en medio del virus

SOBRE NOTICIAS EN ESPAÑOL Noticias en español es una sección de Kaiser Health News que contiene traducciones de artículos de gran interés para la comunidad hispanohablante, y contenido original enfocado en la población hispana que vive en los Estados Unidos. Use Nuestro Contenido El sistema de salud pública de los Estados Unidos ha subsistido en… Read More »

Virus taking stronger hold in US, other populated countries

SEOUL, South Korea — While China moved closer to containing a fresh outbreak in Beijing, the coronavirus took a stronger hold elsewhere, including the United States, where surging infections across southern states have highlighted the risks of reopening economies without effective treatment or vaccines. Another record daily increase in India on Friday pushed the country’s… Read More »

Florida has the makings of the next virus epicenter, experts say

Florida reported 3,207 additional coronavirus cases on Thursday — the largest single-day count in the state since the pandemic, according to the state health department. Florida’s total reported cases climbed to nearly 86,000, according to data. The Sunshine State has “all the markings of the next large epicenter of coronavirus transmission,” and risks being the… Read More »

How Fear of a Virus Changed Our World

Fear is a primal biological response to a perceived threat to our survival. Fear triggers momentary paralysis and then a fight or flight reaction before the brain can rationally analyze and calibrate our response to a perceived threat.1 Right now, people around the world are living in fear of being infected or infecting someone else… Read More »