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Tag: COVID-19


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Does the Federal Health Information Privacy Law Protect President Trump?

October 7, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Within one day, President Donald Trump announced his COVID diagnosis and was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for treatment. The flurry of events was stunning, confusing and triggered many questions. What was his prognosis? When was he […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Cleveland Produce Distributor Fights Food Waste, Insecurity in Nation’s Poorest Big City

October 2, 2020

Via: Waste360

Cleveland, Ohio is a quintessential Rust Belt city known for its blue-collar base. The pandemic has hit the city particularly hard. Residents wait in long lines at local farmer’s markets, using assistance for fresh vegetables and produce. Restaurants and retailers […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Promises Kept? On Health Care, Trump’s Claims of ‘Monumental Steps’ Don’t Add Up

September 28, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

When it comes to health care, President Donald Trump has promised far more than he has delivered. But that doesn’t mean his administration has had no impact on health issues — including the operation of the Affordable Care Act, prescription […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

COVID-19 PPE Creates Waste

September 25, 2020

Via: Waste360

We’ve seen first-hand that personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks, gloves and disinfectant wipes is effective in the fight against COVID-19, however, with people not disposing of it properly it’s creating a new problem: waste. And it’s harmful to the […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Colleges’ Opening Fueled 3,000 COVID Cases a Day, Researchers Say

September 23, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Reopening colleges drove a coronavirus surge of about 3,000 new cases a day in the United States, according to a draft study released Tuesday. The study, done jointly by researchers at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Indiana University, the University […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Rural Hospitals Teeter on Financial Cliff as COVID Medicare Loans Come Due

September 22, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

David Usher is sitting on $1.7 million he’s scared to spend. The money lent from the federal government is meant to help hospitals and other health care providers weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet some hospital administrators have called it a […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

How Waste Companies are Redefining Safety in a COVID-19 World and Beyond

September 18, 2020

Via: Waste360

The ongoing pandemic has made companies across the globe redefine what it means to keep workers safe. With solid waste and recycling collection ranking fifth in the top ten deadliest occupations in the United States according to the Bureau of […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Is Farmed Seafood Destined for Landfills?

September 18, 2020

Via: Waste360

A new report by Planet Tracker says that an oversupply of seafood means a large quantity could end up in landfills. The seafood industry has a broken supply chain and bottlenecks can be found at both processors and distributors. If […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Students’ Mass Migration Back to College Gets a Failing Grade

September 17, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Who thought it would be a good idea to move thousands of teenagers and young adults across the country to college campuses, where, unencumbered by parental supervision, many college kids did what college kids do? Actually, Nigel Goldenfeld and Sergei […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Schools remain ‘easy target’ for ransomware as Maze targets big K-12 systems

September 14, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Actors using the Maze ransomware are claiming credit for a recent string of attacks against large public school districts across the United States, just as students and teachers are returning to their mostly virtual learning environments. Last Friday, the school […]