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Jun 25, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated and expanded the list of who is at increased risk for getting severely ill from COVID-19. CDC clarifies that risk increases steadily as you age, lists chronic conditions that may increase a person's risk, and recommends individuals follow prevention strategies.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jun 10, 2020 - Viewpoint article discusses how all-payer global budgets may provide rural hospitals with financial stability and flexibility to respond to changing health needs, as well as address economic challenges posed prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Explores the global budget models used in Maryland and Pennsylvania and includes considerations for policy implementation in other states.
Source: JAMA Network
May 20, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released two resources to aid states, tribes, localities, and territories in safely reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first summarizes CDC initiatives and includes information on infection control; the second resource is a set of health considerations to be used by summer camps, schools, youth sports organizations, institutes of higher education, and restaurants and bars.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention