Stimulus Checks Substantially Reduced Hardship, Study Shows

Researchers found that sharp declines in food shortages, financial instability and anxiety coincided with the two most recent rounds of payments.

#anxiety-and-stress, #census-bureau, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #food-insecurity, #poverty, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #research, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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U.S. Mask Companies Struggle to Compete with China

Remember when N95s were in short supply? American companies stepped in to manufacture them. Now, they can’t compete.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hospitals, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #masks, #prestige-ameritech, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #stockpiling, #world-trade-organization

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‘Democracy Is Truly in Crisis’

Readers decry Republican efforts that they view as voter suppression. Also: Allocating vaccines; teaching our children about race.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gavi-the-vaccine-alliance, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #republican-party, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #voting-and-voters

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This Is the Wrong Way to Distribute Badly Needed Vaccines

Countries should be getting vaccines based on their needs, not their population.

#argentina, #brazil, #coalition-for-epidemic-preparedness-innovations, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #gavi-the-vaccine-alliance, #ghana, #india, #ivory-coast, #kenya, #malawi, #mongolia, #peru, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #south-sudan, #united-states, #uruguay, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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How a Volunteer Army is Trying to Vaccinate Black People in the Rural South

In the face of limited transportation, patchy internet service and threadbare medical care, community leaders in Alabama and Mississippi are trying to shrink the racial disparities in vaccine access.

#alabama, #black-people, #cleveland-miss, #greenville-miss, #medicine-and-health, #mississippi, #race-and-ethnicity, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #rural-areas, #southern-states-us, #tuscaloosa-ala, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Getting the Vaccine Isn’t Easy for Black Americans in the Rural South

In the face of limited transportation, patchy internet service and threadbare medical care, community leaders in Alabama and Mississippi are trying to shrink the racial disparities in vaccine access.

#alabama, #black-people, #cleveland-miss, #greenville-miss, #medicine-and-health, #mississippi, #race-and-ethnicity, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #rural-areas, #southern-states-us, #tuscaloosa-ala, #vaccination-and-immunization

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India’s Farm Subsidies Lead to Waste but Support Millions

In a country plagued with malnutrition, government support has led to wasted crop surpluses. But with jobs lacking, many feel they have little choice but to work the land.

#agriculture-and-farming, #crop-controls-and-subsidies, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #grain, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #irrigation, #labor-and-jobs, #modi-narendra, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #punjab-pakistan, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #rice

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The Ageism and Ableism Driving the Vaccine Rollout Is Deadly

The state-sanctioned callous treatment of some of us as disposable has put everyone at risk.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disabilities, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources

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Modi’s Budget for India Reflects Stark Choices

Health care and infrastructure spending received significant increases, but fears about inflation could hold back efforts to get the economy surging again.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #gross-domestic-product, #india, #inflation-economics, #internal-storyline-no, #politics-and-government, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #stimulus-economic

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As Virus Resurges in Africa, Doctors Fear the Worst Is Yet to Come

The coronavirus killed far fewer people in Africa than in Europe and the Americas, leading to a widespread perception that it was a disease of the West. Now, a tide of new cases on the continent is raising alarms.

#africa, #africa-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #african-union, #black-people, #cape-town-south-africa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #durban-south-africa, #egypt, #elderly, #ethiopia, #hargeisa-somaliland, #johannesburg-south-africa, #kenya, #morocco, #nairobi-kenya, #nigeria, #port-elizabeth-south-africa, #quarantines, #ramaphosa-cyril, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #shabab, #somalia, #south-africa, #tedros-adhanom-ghebreyesus, #tunisia, #uganda, #vaccination-and-immunization, #ventilators-medical, #world-health-organization, #zimbabwe

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Covid Meds Are Scarce, but Not for Trump Cronies

Rudy Giuliani got monoclonal antibodies. You probably can’t.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #health-and-human-services-department, #hospitals, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #regeneron-pharmaceuticals-inc, #trump-donald-j

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Trump and Friends Got Coronavirus Care Many Others Couldn’t

Rudolph W. Giuliani became the latest in President Trump’s inner circle to boast about the treatment he received for Covid-19, as hospitals across the country ration care.

#carson-benjamin-s, #christie-christopher-j, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #eli-lilly-and-company, #ethics-personal, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #regeneron-pharmaceuticals-inc, #shortages, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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People Are Still Having Sex. So Why Are S.T.D. Rates Dropping?

Public health officials believe many cases are going undetected as clinics close during the pandemic and testing supplies are diverted to coronavirus screening.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chlamydia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #gonorrhea, #medicine-and-health, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #sex, #sexually-transmitted-diseases, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #syphilis, #tests-medical, #your-feed-healthcare

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What if Trump Fought the Virus as Hard as He Fought for His Wall?

Many thousands of American lives would have been saved.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #masks, #rage-book, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #shortages, #states-us, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Should Youth Come First in Coronavirus Care?

If medical rationing becomes necessary, some older adults are prepared to step aside. But many have the opposite concern: that they will be arbitrarily sent to the rear of the line.

#age-chronological, #altruism, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #elderly, #hastings-center, #living-wills-and-health-care-proxies, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #shortages, #ventilators-medical, #your-feed-health

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Here Are the Differences Between the House and Senate Coronavirus Relief Bills

Lawmakers will have to bridge significant policy gaps to reach an election-year agreement on how to best provide relief to businesses and families still reeling from the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #mcconnell-mitch, #pelosi-nancy, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #republican-party, #senate, #states-us, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Who Gets the Covid-19 Vaccine First? Here’s One Idea

A weighted lottery gives everyone a chance at a drug or vaccine in short supply. But some have a better shot than others.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #remdesivir-drug, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Victory Gardens Were More About Solidarity Than Survival

During World War II, millions of Americans grew their own vegetables, but the movement was driven much more by government and corporate messaging than by the threat of starvation.

#rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #roosevelt-eleanor, #seeds, #vegetables, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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To Compare an Apple to a Submarine

Perchance to dream?

#apples, #quibi-holdings-llc, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #submarines-and-submersibles, #torpedoes

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Preppers Are Quite Prepared to Enjoy Some Vindication

In Silicon Valley, gearing up for the apocalypse was a cliché. Now it’s a credential.

#altman-sam, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #doomsday, #epidemics, #preppers, #prepping, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #ramey-john, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #silicon-valley-calif, #stockpiling, #stokes-jon, #the-prepared

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The Pandemic’s Hidden Victims: Sick or Dying, but Not From the Virus

As the coronavirus overwhelms the health care system, people with other illnesses struggle to find treatment.

#american-cancer-society, #brain-cancer, #breast-cancer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kidneys, #organ-donation, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #tests-medical, #transplants, #your-feed-healthcare

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The Way We Ration Ventilators Is Biased

Not every patient has a fair chance.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #ventilators-medical

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Who Gets a Ventilator?

We don’t want doctors playing God. Here’s how we avoid that.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #ventilators-medical, #your-feed-opinionvideo

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I’m an E.R. Doctor in New York. None of Us Will Ever Be the Same.

A Covid diary: This is what I saw as the pandemic engulfed our hospitals.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #new-york-city, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources

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It’s High Time We Fought This Virus the American Way

The administration has all the authority it needs to produce medical supplies and prepare for a potential vaccine.

#defense-production-act, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #health-and-human-services-department, #law-and-legislation, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #truman-harry-s, #united-states

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Should Doctors Have the Right to Withhold Care From the Sickest Coronavirus Patients?

With a looming shortage of equipment for coronavirus patients in New York City, doctors say they may soon need to make difficult choices.

#american-college-of-physicians, #center-for-bioethics, #columbia-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elmhurst-hospital-center, #emergency-medical-treatment, #epidemics, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hospitals, #living-wills-and-health-care-proxies, #montefiore-medical-center, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #quarantines, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #ventilators-medical

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Here Come the Death Panels

Obamacare didn’t lead to rationing. The mismanagement of the coronavirus will.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #medical-devices, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #united-states

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