Tag Archives: pandemic

Two different assessments of COVID-19 pandemic news coverage

June 24, 2021 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is the founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview. He has covered health care news almost exclusively since 1973. Here is his online bio.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer or as @HealthNewsRevu. Two new journalistic analyses of 2020-2021 pandemic news coverage were released this week.  I was interviewed in each of them. Science… Read More »

Meet the woman behind one of Ireland’s Death Cafes: ‘Their popularity has surged during pandemic’

A nurse, a teacher, and a journalist log in to a Zoom. ups of tea and coffee in hand, they are participating in an online ‘Death Café’.  These people are meeting today because they share something in common: they are all going to die. Death Cafes bring people from all walks of life together to… Read More »

Physician compensation grew modestly during pandemic, MGMA says

Dive Brief: Despite the financial turmoil COVID-19 wrought on U.S. medical practices over the past year, physician income has remained relatively steady, according to a new survey by the Medical Group Management Association. The survey — which included 185,000 providers among more than 6,700 physician-owned and hospital-owned practices — concluded they experienced flat or modest… Read More »

Hospital margins hit hard by pandemic, but CARES Act provided huge relief, Moody’s finds

Dive Brief: A new report from Moody’s Investors Service concluded that non-profit and public hospital margins have declined but liquidity has improved during the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily due to advanced Medicare payments under the relief provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. However, overall cash flow slumped. The acuity of inpatients also… Read More »

How gambling changed during pandemic

The number of Australians taking part in gambling dropped by more than 2.6 million people during the coronavirus pandemic compared to the previous year, new research has shown. The forced closure of pubs and clubs at the beginning of the year dramatically reduced access to gambling and the overall rate fell from the nearly 66… Read More »