Tag Archives: health

Federal health agencies block journalists’ access to COVID-19 experts & information

It is a form of censorship.  Journalists trying to cover COVID-19 are not allowed to talk with many federal health researchers or administrators without checking in first with government “public information officers” or PIOs. Sometimes the request is denied outright. Oftentimes, if a reporter is granted an interview, a PIO insists on sitting in on… Read More »

Community health centers get $100M for COVID-19 response

Dive Brief: HHS is giving $ 100 million to community health centers across the country as the agency prepares for a surge in COVID-19 patients. The federally-funded clinics serve vulnerable populations, including those who are low-income, uninsured or homeless. Some 1,381 health centers will get the money, with individual clinics receiving funds ranging from $… Read More »

Testing Shortages Force Extreme Shift In Strategy By Local Health Officials

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Public health officials in California’s state capital region announced this week they have stopped tracing the contacts of patients diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. They’ve also ceased recommending quarantines for residents exposed to people confirmed to have the virus. It was a grim recognition… Read More »