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I’m a Former VP at Cigna. Health Insurers Are No Friend to Racial Equity.

As a former health insurance executive who oversaw corporate communications, I know first-hand that these recent carefully crafted commitments to racial justice are designed to paper over a shameful truth.

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‘She Tried to Do Her Job, and It Killed Her’: NYC Emergency Room Doctor Takes Own Life

“Make sure she’s praised as a hero, because she was,” her father told the Times. “She’s a casualty just as much as anyone else who has died.”

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Trump Called Hydroxychloroquine a ‘Game Changer.’ A Study Found It Led to More Deaths.

In a nationwide study of 368 patients in U.S. veterans hospitals, 28% who received hydroxychloroquine and usual care died, versus 11% of those getting only routine care.

Elizabeth “Buffy” Riley prepares Thursday to work another day at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in New York, where she is spending three weeks as a nurse to patients hospitalized because of COVID-19. The 12-hour shifts daily fatigue the 62-year-old Riley, but she said she continues to tend to critically ill patients there “because it’s the right thing to do.” (Photo by Buffy Riley)
‘You’re Never Ready for Them to Die’

Wisconsin nurse describes the harsh realities of coronavirus in New York City

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Nurses Feel Conflicted About Their Jobs As Supply Shortages Put Their Lives At Risk

Hospitals and clinics across the United States have struggled to stay afloat amid a crippling shortage of personal protective equipment.

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Black Communities Will Be Disproportionately Affected If States Have to Ration Coronavirus Care

The effects of environmental, economic, and political discrimination have left African Americans with higher risks of chronic conditions, moving them further down the list of priority patients.

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Trump Doesn’t Think There’s A Medical Supply Shortage. These Hospitals Beg to Differ.

An internal government report released Monday contradicts President Trump’s assessment that hospital administrators are “thrilled to be where they are.”