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October 28, 2020
Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Studies Showing Waning Coronavirus AntibodiesKansas Counties with Mask Mandates Had Half the Rate of New Infections, Study FindsEli Lilly Antibody Drug Fails in COVID-19 Study, Other Trials Go On
Low Risk or Dicey? Two New Reports Paint Different Pictures of COVID-19 Danger While Flying
October 26, 2020
AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson Will Resume Halted Vaccine TrialsAverage Daily New Coronavirus Cases in U.S. Hit All-Time HighConvalescent Blood Plasma Showed No Benefit in COVID-19 Patients in Trial
October 23, 2020
FDA Approves Remdesivir as Treatment for COVID-19 Patients in HospitalResearch Finds Few Links Between Schools and COVID-19 CasesCDC Expands Definition of Who Is a “Close Contact” of Someone with COVID-19
Arthritis Drug Tocilizumab Shown Effective for Sickest COVID-19 Patients
October 21, 2020
Studies Point to Big Drop in COVID-19 Death RatesHuman Challenge Trial of Vaccines Will Begin in JanuaryCDC Advises Booting Travelers Who Refuse to Wear Masks on Planes, Trains, Buses
Blacks, Hispanics Dying of COVID-19 at Disproportionately High Rates
October 19, 2020
Pfizer to Seek Vaccine Authorization in NovemberWhy COVID-19 Is Spreading Again: Fatigue, Colder Weather, Eased Restrictions (Subscription Required)CVS, Walgreens Make Deal to Quickly Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines to Nursing Homes
October 16, 2020
Pfizer Gets FDA Approval to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Trial to Ages 12 and UpNIH Begins Large Clinical Trial to Test Immune Modulators for COVID-19 TreatmentStudy Finds No Increased COVID-19 Risk for Childcare Workers
Remdesivir Has Little Effect on COVID-19 Mortality, WHO Study Says
October 14, 2020
WHO Warns Against COVID-19 Lockdowns Due to Economic DamageCOVID-19 Cases Spike in U.S. with Unwelcome Testing and Hospitalization TrendsEli Lilly and Johnson and Johnson Pause COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
October 12, 2020
U.S., AstraZeneca Strike Deal for COVID-19 Antibody TreatmentBeing Overweight No Potential Coronavirus Risk Factor, CDC SaysCoronavirus Cases in Arizona Drop 75 Percent After Mask Requirements and Bar Closures, CDC Says
“Pandemic Fatigue” Presents a Challenge in Areas Scrambling to Avert a Second Wave
October 9, 2020
HHS Renews COVID-19 Public Health EmergencyEli Lilly Seeks EUA for COVID-19 Antibody TreatmentRegeneron Seeks EUA for Its COVID-19 Antibody Therapy that Trump Received
October 8, 2020
I Had COVID-19!
October 7, 2020
Easier-to-Use Coronavirus Saliva Tests Start to Catch OnWhite House Agrees to FDA’s Guidelines for Vetting Coronavirus VaccinesCoronavirus Vaccine Delivery Will Present Tough Challenge to Cargo Airlines (Subscription Required)
CDC Revises Coronavirus Guidance to Acknowledge that It Spreads Through Airborne Transmission
October 5, 2020
Study: Antibodies Wane Over Time after COVID-19Moderna and Pfizer Vaccine Trial Participants Report Serious, Quickly Passing Side EffectsCDC Identifies New COVID-19 Syndrome in Adults
October 2, 2020
Coronavirus Twice a Contagious Than Thought Early in PandemicCOVID-19 Cases Rising Among U.S. Children as Schools ReopenFDA Widens U.S. Safety Inquiry into AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine
October 1, 2020
Fall, Football, and Finally Some Steps Toward ‘Normalcy’
September 30, 2020
Growing Numbers of “Long-Haulers” Struggle for Months with COVID-19 SymptomsAdministration to Ship 150 Million Coronavirus Tests to StatesRegeneron’s COVID-19 Antibody May Help Non-Hospitalized Patients Recover Faster, Early Data Shows
Small Study Finds Moderna’s Vaccine May Work as Well in Older People as in Younger Adults
September 28, 2020
The Day Our Relationships ChangedNew CDC Analysis Shows Coronavirus Is More Common in Teenagers Than Younger ChildrenPositive COVID-19 Test Rates Top 25 Percent in Some U.S. Midwest States
Inovio Puts Coronavirus Vaccine Trial on Hold to Answer FDA Questions
September 25, 2020
Novavax Enters Final Stage of Coronavirus Vaccine TrialsStudy: Likelihood of COVID-19 Varies by Race, EthnicityCDC Report: Infected Young People Begin Waves of the Virus that Sicken Others
CDC Chief Says More than 90 Percent of Americans Remain SusceptibleA Kid’s Coronavirus Vaccine Isn’t Coming Anytime Soon
September 23, 2020
Johnson & Johnson Begins Late-Stage Trials on a Single-Shot Coronavirus VaccineGovernment Watchdog Finds Supply Shortages Are Harming U.S. Coronavirus ResponseFirst COVID-19 Vaccination Recipients to Get a Daily Health Check-In from the CDC
U.S. Reports Rising New COVID-19 Cases, Death
September 21, 2020
CDC Reverses COVID-19 Testing Guidance Again: Exposed Without Symptoms Need TestsAdvances in ICU Care Are Saving More Patients Who Have COVID-19
September 18, 2020
Top Health Officials Warn Gains Will Reverse If Mask Wearing, Social Distancing StopEnough People Have to Take a Vaccine for It to Work, Fauci SaysThe Pandemic Is a “Mental Health Crisis” for Parents
September 17, 2020
A New Hope and the COVID-19 Vaccine
September 16, 2020
U.S. Outlines Sweeping Plan to Provide Free COVID-19 VaccinesPandemic Takes Toll on Mental Health of Young AdultsCOVID-19 Test Charges Range from One Cent to $14,750, Study Finds
September 14, 2020
AstraZeneca Resumes COVID-19 Vaccine Trials in the U.K.Pfizer CEO Says Company Will Know If Vaccine Works by the End of OctoberStudy: Kids Infected at Day Care Spread Coronavirus at Home
September 11, 2020
Researchers Begin Clinical Trials Examining Blood Thinners as COVID-19 TreatmentCDC Report: Dining Out Increases Risk of Contracting Coronavirus More Than Other Activities
September 10, 2020
Nearly 25 Percent of U.S. Population Are Experiencing Symptoms of DepressionCDC Says Health Screenings at Airports Will End
September 9, 2020
AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine Study Put on HoldFDA to Follow Guidance for COVID-19 VaccineTop U.S. Health Officials Update Congress on Vaccine Development and Distribution Plans
Setember 8, 2020
Roche Receives U.S. Emergency Approval for Coronavirus vs. Flu TestU.S., European Drugmakers Pledge to Make Safety the Main Focus in Coronavirus Vaccine Development
September 4, 2020
Russia’s Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Shows “No Serious Adverse” Effects, Creates Mild Antibody ResponseModerna Slows Vaccine Trial Enrollment to Ensure Minority RepresentationU.S. Vaccine Chief Sees a “Very, Very Low Chance” of a Vaccine by Election Day
September 3, 2020
Novavax Coronavirus Vaccine Is Safe, Published Results ShowPfizer Says It May Have an Effective Vaccine by the End of OctoberCDC Tells States to Prepare for Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution by November 1
September 2, 2020
New Studies Show Inexpensive Steroids Can Help Critically Sick People Survive COVID-19NIH Panel Says Convalescent Plasma Should Not Yet Be Considered Standard of Care for COVID-19 PatientsU.S. Says It Won’t Join Global Effort to Find COVID-19 Vaccine
Federal Panel Lays Out Initial Priorities for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
September 1, 2020
As U.S. Cases Decline Elsewhere, the Midwest Sees a Worrying SpikeMany Hospital Workers with COVID-19 Are AsymptomaticAstraZeneca Bolsters Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Supply, Starts Phase 3 Trial Enrollment
August 31, 2020
Comparison of COVID-19 Antibody Tests Reveal Wide Range of PerformanceFDA Expands EUA for RemdesivirCDC Report Show 94 Percent of COVID-19 Deaths Had Contributing Health Conditions
FDA Willing to Fast Track Coronavirus Vaccine before Phase 3
August 28, 2020
CDC Director Clarifies Change in Coronavirus Testing Guidelines After BacklashEight States Reject Revised COVID-19 Testing GuidanceMany Infected Children Show No Symptoms But May Spread the Virus, New Study Finds
August 27, 2020
FDA Gives Go-Ahead to Fast $5 Coronavirus Test That Doesn’t Require Lab EquipmentVaccine Candidate Shows Promising Results in Older PatientsJapan Researchers Say Ozone Effective in Neutralizing Coronavirus
Should Employers Force Workers to Get COVID-19 Vaccine? Some Experts Say Yes
August 26, 2020
Obesity Increases Risk of COVID-19 Death by 48 Percent, Study FindsCDC Changes Testing Guidelines to Exclude Those Exposed to Virus but Don’t Exhibit SymptomsSeven Months Later, What We Know about COVID-19 and Questions that Remain
August 25, 2020
HHS Permits Outreach to COVID-19 Survivors about PlasmaWHO’s COVAX Initiative Evaluating Nine COVID-19 Vaccine CandidatesAstraZeneca Begins Early-Stage Trial of COVID-19 Antibody Treatment
Researchers Say about 70,000 Lives Could Be Saved in Near Future If People Wear Masks
August 24, 2020
EUA Issued for COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma TherapyCDC Removes Its 14-Day Quarantine Recommendation for Returning TravelersHong Kong Researchers Find that Reinfection May Be Possible in Rare Cases
August 21, 2020
COVID-19 Fatality Rates Fall as Treatments ImproveCDC to Be Put Back in Charge of Collecting Hospitals’ COVID-19 DataJohnson and Johnson to Launch 60,000-Person COVID-19 Phase 3 Vaccine Trial
August 20 2020
Preparing for the Mental Health Epidemic Created by the PandemicPfizer and BioNTech’s Favored COVID-19 Vaccine Has Fewer Side Effects Than Their FirstStudy of More Than 55,000 COVID-19 Cases Reveals a Predictable Order of Symptoms
A Test that Gives Results in Minutes Gets the FDA’s Emergency Authorization
August 19, 2020
FDA’s Emergency Approval of Blood Plasma Is Now on HoldWHO Warns Young People Are Emerging as Main Spreaders of the CoronavirusThese States Aren’t Waiting for the Feds to Create COVID-19 Worker Safety Rules
August 18, 2020
FDA Flags Accuracy Issue with Widely Used Coronavirus TestCDC Says Number, Rate of Coronavirus Cases in Children RisingDrop in Testing Hampers Coronavirus Response
Data Glitch Skews Key Iowa Coronavirus Metrics
August 17, 2020
Finding Your Personal and Organizational PurposeFDA Clears Saliva Test for COVID-19, Opening Door to Wider TestingNo Cost Sharing for COVID-19 Vaccines, HHS Says
Drugmakers Shielded from COVID-19 Vaccine Liability, but Funds for Injury Claims in DoubtScientists See Signs of Lasting Immunity to COVID-19, Even After Mild Infections
August 14, 2020
New PPP Guidance Addresses Health Insurance, Other IssuesIf You Recover from the Virus, You’re Protected for Up to Three Months, CDC SaysVaccine Approval Likely Won’t Happen Before November
Coronavirus Pandemic Causing Anxiety, Depression in Americans, CDC Finds
August 13, 2020
NIAID Enrolling Participants in Two COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody TrialsCDC Director Issues Warning about the FallHospitalization Data Reported by the HHS vs. the States: Jumps, Drops and Other Unexplained Phenomena
August 12, 2020
WHO Urges Postponing Dental Checkups During PandemicCompanies Test Antibody Drugs to Treat, Prevent COVID-19
August 11, 2020
Avoid Wearing Face Masks with Vents, Valves, CDC Says in Updated GuidanceWHO: Coronavirus Unaffected by Seasonal ChangesGovernors Raise Concerns about Implementing Trump Executive Moves, Call on Congress to Act (Subscription Required)
Most Americans Won’t Be Able to Get a Coronavirus Vaccine until Well into 2021
August 10, 2020
Trump Signs Coronavirus Relief Orders After Talks with Congress Break DownLatest Research Points to Children Carrying, Transmitting Coronavirus (Subscription Required)Promising COVID-19 Treatment Offers Test Run for Vaccine Distribution
August 7, 2020
Study: Asymptomatic COVID-19 Patients Are ContagiousCoronavirus Infections Among Younger Populations Are Skyrocketing, WHO SaysGilead Says It Will Be Able to Make Enough Remdesivir to Meet Global Demand in October
Masks Could Save Thousands of American Lives by December Model Predicts
August 6, 2020
Virginia Touts Nation’s First Contact Tracing App with Apple-Google TechModerna to Charge $32 – $37 Per Dose for Its Coronavirus VaccineEarly Data Suggest Convalescent Plasma Tied to Lower COVID-19 Death Risk
Editorial: The Truth Is Out There, Somewhere
August 5, 2020
J&J Reaches Deal with U.S. for 100 Million Coronavirus Vaccine Doses at More than $1 BillionNovavax’s COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Promising Immune Response, Early Data ShowExperts Consider Costs of “Post-COVID Syndrome”
August 4, 2020
Federal COVID-19 Leave Restrictions Struck Down by U.S. District Court JudgeIRS Provides Guidance on Recapturing Excess Employment Tax CreditsCMS Announces New Hospital Codes for COVID-19 Care
August 3, 2020
Birx Says U.S. Enters “New Phase” of Pandemic Amid Rising Death TollNext Big COVID-19 Treatment May Be Manufactured AntibodiesMore Than Half of Mumbai Slum-Dwellers Had COVID-19
July 31, 2020
FDA Will Clear a Coronavirus Vaccine that Is Safe and at Least 50 Percent EffectiveSanofi and GlaxoSmithKline Snag Biggest Coronavirus Vaccine Deal YetChildren May Carry Coronavirus at High Levels, Study Finds
July 30, 2020
COVID-19, Healthcare, and the Election: 5 Things that Matter NowExperts Call for COVID-19 Response “Reset”Predicting Risk of COVID-19 Infection Through App Inexact, Study Finds
Spring School Closures Tied to Drastic Decrease in COVID-19 Cases, DeathFDA Opens Door to Rapid, At-Home Testing for COVID-19
July 29, 2020
Exempt Employees Who Perform Nonexempt Duties During Pandemic Will Not Lose Status, DOL SaysAlcohol-Based Sanitizers with Methanol Can Lead to Blindness or Death, Among Other Things, FDA SaysHarvested Antibodies Now Being Tested as a Prevention Tool Against COVID-19
July 28, 2020
Economic Relief Talks Ramp Up as GOP Releases Bill; Democrats, White House Officials Sit DownCOVID-19 Infections Leave an Impact on the Heart, Raising Concerns about Lasting DamageAnalysis of Remdesivir COVID-19 Trials Posts Encouraging Results
July 27, 2020
First Phase 3 Clinical Trial of a Coronavirus Vaccine in the U.S. BeginsCDC: Even Mild Coronavirus Symptoms Can Persist for WeeksStudy Identifies Six Different “Types” of COVID-19
July 24, 2020
National Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 Extended into OctoberDepartment of Labor Issues New Q and As on COVID-19 and Workplace LawsDepartment of Justice OKs Collaboration Among COVID-19 Antibody Makers
July 23, 2020
How to Understand COVID-19 NumbersU.S. Labs Buckle Amid Testing SurgePeople Can Stop Coronavirus with These Three Simple Acts
July 22, 2020
Updated CDC Recommendations Say to Self-Isolate for 10 Days After Positive TestMost People in U.S. Still Highly Susceptible to the the Coronavirus, CDC Study FindsU.S. to Pay Pfizer and BioNTech $1.95 Billion for 100 Million Doses of Coronavirus Vaccine
Pharma Promises Not to Cut Corners on Coronavirus Vaccine
July 21, 2020
How Deadly Is COVID-19? Growing Body of Studies Narrowing It DownCOVID-19 Vaccine Trails Attract More Than 138,000 U.S. VolunteersHHS Unveils New COVID-19 Data Website
July 20, 2020
FDA Approves Quest COVID-19 Test for “Pooled” Sample UseOxford University’s Vaccine with AstraZeneca Shows a Positive ResponsePfizer-BioNTech Potential Vaccine Shows Promise in Additional Data
July 17, 2020
Report for White House Task Force Says 18 States in COVID-19 “Red Zone” Should Roll Back ReopeningSmall CDC Study Identifies Most Common Symptoms of COVID-19
July 16, 2020
Domestic Violence Resources to Promote Wellbeing Among WorkersCoronavirus Is Upending Health Insurance Premiums and Copays for Next YearBoston Hospital Worker Study Shows Masks Are Effective in Preventing Spread of Coronavirus
Missouri Study Finds Masks Likely Prevented Stylists from Passing Coronavirus to 139 ClientsCOVID-19 Drug and Treatment Tracker
July 15, 2020
Median Charge for COVID-19 Hospitalizations Reaches $45,000, Patient Age DropsCDC: Widespread Use of Masks Will Rein in PandemicHHS Moves Coronavirus Data Reporting Away from CDC
July 14, 2020
Major Testing Company Says Turnaround Time Averaging at Least Seven DaysModerna Will Begin Late-Stage Vaccine Trial on July 27Mask Mandate Could Save $3,000 Per Person, Goldman Sachs Analysis Finds
July 13, 2020
IRS Issues Guidance on Reporting Qualified Sick and Family Leave Wages PaidHHS, Lawmakers Unlikely to Force Insurers to Pay for Back-to-Work COVID-19 TestsCDC Adds to the Growing List of COVID-19 Symptoms
Pfizer and BioNTech’s Coronavirus Vaccines Get FDA’s “Fast Track” Status
July 10, 2020
Society of Actuaries Launches New Tool Examining Health Costs Under COVID-19FDA Official: COVID-19 Vaccine Needs 70 Percent Efficacy13 States Now Report Coronavirus Testing Issues, in Echo of Early Troubles
July 9, 2020
WHO Acknowledges that Coronavirus Can Linger in the Air IndoorsAdministration to Launch Short-Term “Surge” COVID-19 Testing in Hot Spot CitiesNIH Launches Clinical Trials Network to Test COVID-19 Vaccines, Other Prevention Tools
July 8, 2020
OSHA Publishes FAQs on Worker Safety During the PandemicCOVID-19 Public Emergency May Be RenewedStudy: Over 50 Percent of COVID-19 Cases Linked to Silent Spreaders
July 7, 2020
Regeneron Starts Phase 3 Trial, Company SaysCDC Gets FDA Nod for Coronavirus-Flu Combination DiagnosticSpanish Study Casts Doubt on Herd Immunity Feasibility
Sen. McConnell Opens Door to More Coronavirus Stimulus Checks
July 6, 2020
Trump Signs PPP Extension Bill – Giving Small Businesses Another Five WeeksThe Fullest Look Yet at the Racial Inequity of CoronavirusEvidence Suggests Coronavirus Is Airborne, Experts Say
July 1, 2020
Senate Agrees to Extend Small Business Rescue in Surprise MoveFDA Will Require COVID-19 Vaccine to Be at Least 50 Percent More Effective than a PlaceboGreen, Yellow, Orange or Red? New Tool Shows COVID-19 Risk County-by-County
June 30, 2020
HHS Will Renew Public Health EmergencyWHO Warns Pandemic Is Speeding Up as Countries Ease Lockdown RulesDOL Says Workers Whose Kids Can’t Attend Summer Camp Can Take FFCRA Leave
CDC Says U.S. Has “Way Too Much Virus” to Control Pandemic as Cases Surge Nationwide
June 29, 2020
Gilead Sets Price for COVID-19 Drug RemdesivirCOVID-19 Drives Up Demand for Mental Health Care (Subscription Required)Lessons Learned: Why Hospitals Are Better Prepared for Latest COVID-19 Resurgence
Texas Medical Center Changes How It Reports ICU Capacity Amid COVID-19
June 26, 2020
This Coronavirus Doesn’t Change Quickly, and that’s Good News for Vaccine MakersWho’s at Highest Risk from COVID-19? CDC Updates Its ListCDC Chief Says Coronavirus Cases May Be 10 Times Higher than Reported
June 25, 2020
COVID-19 Cases Are Accelerating Across U.S. (Subscription Required)HHS, FEMA End Funding for 13 COVID-19 Test SitesTexas Pauses Reopening, Elective Surgeries as COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Rise
June 24, 2020
Administration Says Insurers Not Required to Pay for Back-to-Work COVID-19 TestsU.S. Virus Cases Surge to Highest Level in Two MonthsFauci Recommends States with Outbreaks Consider Pausing Reopening Phases
June 23, 2020
Surging U.S. Virus Cases Raise Fear that Progress Is SlippingGilead Targets Remdesivir Supply for Two Million COVID-19 Patients by Year-EndFDA Issues Warning on Nine Hand Sanitizers Made by Eskbiochem
Study: Antibody Levels in Recovered COVID-19 Patients Decline Quickly
June 22, 2020
Telemedicine visits Double During COVID-19Big Tech Zeros in on the Virus-Testing MarketAs Problems Grow with Abbott’s Fast COVID-19 Test, FDA Standards Are Under Fire
NIH Loops Quest into Effort to Test 10K Americans for Antibodies Against Coronavirus
June 19, 2020
WHO Warns Against Indiscriminate Use of DexamethasoneIncrease in Cases Prompt Mask Mandates in Some AreasCOVID-19 Can Be Highly Infectious Before Symptoms Show
NIH Establishes National Repository for COVID-19 Data
June 18, 2020
I Was Sure I Had COVID-19 – Negotiating the TestingEEOC: Employers Cannot Require Antibody TestingAdministration Releases New PPP Loan Forgiveness Forms
Blood Type, Genetics Could Impact Odds for Severe COVID-19
June 17, 2020
Court Won’t Force OSHA to Issue Emergency Workplace COVID-19 StandardsHHS to Spend Billions on Vaccines, Prioritize Vulnerable PopulationsHow Exactly Do You Catch COVID-19? There Is Growing Consensus
June 16, 2020
IRS Provides Guidance on Employer Leave-Based Donation Programs that Aid COVID-19 VictimsThe Fed Is Finally Starting Its Lending Program for Small and Medium-Sized BusinessesCDC Says COVID-19 Death Rates Are Much Higher for People with Chronic Illnesses
June 15, 2020
Mental Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention Resources for Veterans and CaregiversOSHA Says Employers Should Encourage Masks at WorkCDC Posts Tips, Guidelines for Minimizing Everyday Risk
Record Spikes in New COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Sweep Parts of U.S.Accuracy Still Unknown for Many Coronavirus Tests Rushed Out
June 12, 2020
SARS Antibodies Block Coronavirus Infections, Study ShowsModels Show Rising U.S. COVID-19 Cases, Deaths in Months AheadCongress Confronts Summer Deadlines for Stimulus Spending Decisions (Subscription Required)
June 11, 2020
Treasury Secretary Announces That More Business Owners Will Be Eligible for Partial PPP Loan ForgivenessIn Some States Where Coronavirus Hospitalizations Are Rising, Experts Point to Lack of Social DistancingThree Big Studies Dim Hopes That Hydroxychloroquine Can Treat or Prevent COVID-19
U.S. Human Trials Begin for First Antibody Cocktail
June 10, 2020
Feeling Uncomfortable with Reentry? You’re on the Right Track.Federal Reserve Will Expand Main Street Lending Program
June 9, 2020
More Than Half of States Don’t Report Portable COVID-19 Cases, DeathsFourteen States and Puerto Rico Hit Their Highest-Ever Seven-Day Average for New Cases (Subscription Required)FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Saliva Test by Phosporus Diagnostics
June 8, 2020
Cal Beyer and Claire Burnett Talk to the Importance and Suicide PreventionPresident Trump Signs the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility ActJune 5 Jobs Report Had a “Misclassification Error” (Subscription Required)
Genes May Leave Some People More Vulnerable to Severe COVID-19
June 5, 2020
U.S. Unexpectedly Adds 2.5 Million Jobs as Unemployment Dips to 13.3 PercentHHS Requires Labs to Add Demographic Data to COVID-19 ResultsAnxiety, Depression Have Tripled During a Pandemic
June 4, 2020
PPP Forgiveness Changes Coming as Senate Passes House BillAdministration Narrows COVID-19 Vaccine Search to Five FirmsU.S. Should Have 100 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine by Year-End, Fauci Says
June 3, 2020
Hype Collides with Science as FDA Tries to Rein in “Wild West” of COVID-19 Blood TestsA Third of Americans Report Anxiety or Depression Symptoms During the PandemicFDA Adds Antidepressant Zoloft to Shortage List
June 2, 2020
FDA Authorizes Quest Diagnostics’ At-Home COVID-19 Testing KitWill Temperature Checks of Employees Make Workplaces Safe?Distancing and Masks Cut COVID-19 Risk, Says Largest Review of Evidence
WHO and Other Experts Say No Evidence of Coronaviurs Losing Potency
June 1, 2020
Cal Beyer Co-authors Article on the Ripple Effects of COVID-19Contractors Tips: Managing Cash Flow During COVID-19Insurers Continue to Waive Customer Costs for Virus Tests, Care
CDC Issues Interim Guidelines for COVID-19 Antibody TestingFirst Human Trial of Potential Antibody Treatment for COVID-19 Begins
May 29, 2020
CDC Recommends Sweeping Changes to American OfficesHouse Approves Bill to Extend PPP Loan Use Timeline, Allow Less Spending on PayrollAntibody Testing Shows Lower Fatality Rate for COVID-19 Infection
Survey: 50 Percent of Americans Would Get Coronavirus Vaccine
May 28, 2020
New OSHA COVID-19 Guidance Talks Construction Job SafetyCompanies Begin Testing Workers for COVID-19 (Subscription Required)Coronavirus Vaccine Possible by the End of the Year
May 27, 2020
CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance on When You Can Be Around OthersCensus Bureau Finds that One-Third of Americans Now Show Signs of Clinical Anxiety or DepressionSBA Releases Latest Interim Final PPP Loan Forgiveness Rules
May 26, 2020
What Does a Bus Crash, COVID-19, and Mental Wellbeing Have in Common?First Deadlines for Laid-Off Workers to Get Health InsuranceU.S. to Launch Large-Scale COVID-19 Vaccine Trials by July
Federal Coronavirus Testing Plan Puts Burden on StatesWHO Warns of “Second Peak” in Areas Where COVID-19 Is Declining
May 22, 2020
U.S. Begins Crackdown on Unvetted Virus Blood TestsCDC Estimates That 35 Percent of Coronavirus Patients Don’t Have SymptomsU.S. to Invest $1.2 Billion to Secure Potential Coronavirus Vaccine from AstraZeneca, Oxford University
Mnuchin Sees “Strong Likelihood” of Needing Another COVID-19 Relief Bill
May 21, 2020
OSHA Ramps Up Physical Inspections, COVID-19 Case ReportingCDC Director Touts Decrease in COVID-19 TransmissionFDA Will Seek to Collect “Real-World” Data on COVID-19
Assessment of Deaths from COVID-19 and from Seasonal Influenza
May 20, 2020
CDC: Coronavirus Mainly Spreads through Person-to-Person Contact and “Does Not Spread Easily” on Contaminated SurfacesAdaptive Clinical Trials to Speed COVID-19 ResearchA CRISPR-Based, At-Home COVID-19 Test Is Set to Arrive This Year
COVID-19 Kills 1.3 Percent of Symptomatic Patients
May 19, 2020
Virtual Townhall (May 19, 2020): Post COVID-19 Construction World – A Strategic and Tactical ResponseSBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application, InstructionsIRS Offers CARES Act Retirement Plan Q and A Pending Formal Guidance
CDC Plans Sweeping COVID-19 Antibody Study in 25 Metropolitan AreasModerna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Early Results
May 18, 2020
U.S. Begins “Warp Speed” Vaccine Push as Studies Ramp UpGovernors Eye Medicaid Cuts to Ease COVID-19 Budget PainFDA OKs First At-Home COVID-19 Test Kit for Use with Multiple Labs
UnitedHealth, Microsoft Launch COVID-19 Screening App for Large Employers
May 15, 2020
CDC Issues Reopening Checklists for Schools and BusinessesFDA Probes Accuracy Issue with Abbott’s Rapid Virus TestU.S. Issues First Coronavirus Workplace Guidance to Nursing Homes
McConnell: “High Likelihood” Congress Will Need to Pass Fifth Coronavirus
May 14, 2020
Social Distancing for the Social ButterflyStudy Raises Doubts Over Effectiveness of Abbott Laboratories’ Rapid Coronavirus TestExperiment Shows Human Speech Generates Droplets that Linger in Air for More than Eight Minutes (Subscription Required)
Wisconsin Supreme Court Invalidates State’s COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order
May 13, 2020
New IRS Guidance for Section-125 Plan Mid-Year ChangesIRS Provides More Options for Unused FSA Funds, Clarifies ICHRA Expense EligibilityModerna’s Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Gains GDA’s “Fast Track Status”
May 12, 2020
Preparing to Back into It – Personal Strategies for Returning to the Workplace (4:00)Fauci Warns of Suffering and Death if U.S. Reopens Too SoonOSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Survey: 68 Percent Unsure of Health Insurance Options If Coverage LostAs Countries Restart, WHO Warns about Lack of Virus Tracing
May 11, 2020
Part 2 – Managing Risk as Employees Return to WorkFDA Approves First Antigen Test for Detecting the CoronavirusTest Tracker: Commercially Available COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests
As Companies Reopen, Employees Scramble to Find Child Care (Subscription Required)Workers’ Comp Systems Poised for Deluge of COVID-19 Claims
May 8, 2020
Getting Raw and Real about COVID-19Cal Beyer Speaks to the Importance of EAPs During and After COVID-19EEOC Updates Employer Guidance on Coronavirus and the ADA
Treasury Department Will Let Employers Claim Retention Tax Credit and Provide Insurance to Furloughed WorkersLooking for a Path to Reopen, Employers Weigh COVID-19 Testing of WorkersFDA Paves Way for Home Testing of Coronavirus
Malaria Drug Shows No Benefit in Another COVID-19 Study
May 7, 2020
Part 1 – Managing Risk as Employees Return to WorkU.S. Chamber of Commerce Map Shows Reopening Rules, Guidelines for BusinessesMicrosoft Teams Users Targeted in Phishing Scam
Administration Shelves CDC Guide to Reopening CountrySBA Releases Updated Payroll Protection Program Loan Guidance
May 6, 2020
ICYMI: [Webinar] Holmes Murphy and CSDZ’s What Employers Need to Know as Employees Return to WorkLatest Sticking Point Sticking Point in COVID-19 Relief Legislation: Indemnity for EmployersSite Offers Industry-Specific Guidance for Businesses to Reopen
Herd Immunity or Big Second Wave? Israel Antibody Testing Hopes to Find Out
May 5, 2020
BenefitsPro Shares Holmes Murphy and CSDZ Information on Reopening the Workplace StrategiesDOL Releases New COBRA Model Notices, FAQs for EmployersGilead CEO Says Remdesivir Could Reach Patients Within Days
FDA Tightens Policy on COVID-19 Antibody TestsLaid-Off Workers May Have to Give Up Unemployment Benefits as States Reopen
May 4, 2020
The Personal Impacts of COVID-19FDA Grants Emergency Authorization of Remdesivir to Treat COVID-19NCCI Launches Tool to Estimate COVID-19 Impact on Workers Compensation
Oxford Scientist Says Its Vaccine Is Making Headway, Could Show Efficacy by June
May 1, 2020
Business Record Features Holmes Murphy and CSDZ Webinar on Reopening the Workplace StrategiesCDC Drafts Reopening Guidance for Schools, Work, ChurchesGilead Ready to Ship Over 50,000 Courses of Remdesivir
Apple and Google Release Test Version of Coronavirus Tracing SoftwareThirty Million Have Sought U.S. Unemployment Aid Since Virus Hit
April 30, 2020
Breaking the Mental Health StigmaThe Voice Features Cal Beyer Speaking to High Risk of Suicide in Construction IndustryDOL Issues Guidance and Relief for Benefit Plans Due to COVID-19 Outbreak
New Coronavirus Test Offers Advantages: Just Spit and WaitHundreds of Millions of Coronavirus Vaccine Doses May Be Ready by JanuaryPoll: Majority of Americans Support Another Two Weeks of Lockdown
Nearly a Third of American Have Put Off Healthcare During COVID-19 (Subscription)
April 29, 2020
Why Is There Uncertainty about COVID-19 Health Insurance Coverage?Virtual Townhall (April 28, 2020): Insurance CoverageCOVID-19 Business Interruptions Claims Procedures and Loss Documentation
Cal Beyer Offers Tips in Fieldwire about How to Support Your Team’s Mental HealthCal Beyer Speaks with Construction Business Owner about Dealing with COVID-19 StressBusiness Groups Push for ACA Susidies in New Virus Relief Bills
Gilead Says Critical Study of COVID-19 Drug Shows Patients Are Responding to TreatmentCase Fatality Rates Rise as Coronavirus Runs Deadly CourseCoronavirus Relief Often Pays Workers More than Work (Subscription)
April 28, 2020
WHO: No Evidence Yet that Former COVID-19 Patients Protected from a Second InfectionUnreliable Antibody Tests Flood the Market as FDA Waives Quality ReviewsMost States Need to Ramp Up Testing to Safely Reopen
Many States Fall Short of Mandate to Track Virus ExposureWill Child Care Be There When States Reopen?
April 27, 2020
Connecting with Your Employees During and After COVID-19EEOC Gives Employers a Green Light to Test for COVID-19The Road Back to Business: 12 Steps for Companies
CDC Adds Six New Potential Symptoms for COVID-19
April 24, 2020
Trump to Sign Bill with Nearly $500B More in Virus AidSBA Paycheck Protection Program Guidelines Ask for Some Loans to Be Returned
April 23, 2020
COVID-19 Construction RiskCan Workers Use PTO and FFCRA Leave at the Same Time? It Depends, DOL saysState Governments Face Financial Abyss with Coronavirus
More Death, No Benefit from Malaria Drug in VA Virus StudyWhat Five Coronavirus Models Say the Next Month Will Look Like
April 22, 2020
Senate Approves $484 Billion Package to Help Small Businesses and Hospitals, Expand TestingFirst COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Authorized for Home Sample CollectionU.S. COVID-19 Deaths Top 45,000, Doubling in Little Over a Week
CDC Director Warns Next Wave of COVID-19 Could Be WorseCOVID-19 Economic & Benefits Uncertainty: Q and A with Beau Reid
April 21, 2020
In Fine Print, HHS Appears to Ban All Surprise Billing During the PandemicEEOC Weighs in on Employer Temperature Checks, Symptom QuestionsDispute Over Virus Testing Delays Deal on Aid to Small Businesses and Hospitals
WHO Warns Rush to Ease Virus Rules Could Cause ResurgenceLos Angeles Infections 40 Times Greater Than Known cases Antibody Tests SuggestWill You Be Getting an Auto Premium Refund?
April 20, 2020
A Look at New Guidance to States on How to Revive Economic ActivityFDA Did Not Review Many Coronavirus Antibody Tests Flooding the Market (Subscription)Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience
Why We Don’t Know the True Death Rate for COVID-19
April 17, 2020
NIH Begins Study to Quantify Undetected Cases of CoronavirusWHO Busts Coronavirus MythsCDC: More Than 9,200 Healthcare Workers Have Been Infected with COVID-19
How to Help Your Employees Cope with the Stress of COVID-19Coronavirus & Construction: How to Support Your Team’s Mental Health
April 16, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program Has Run Out of MoneyUnemployment Claims Jumped by 5.25 Million Last Week, 22 Million Jobs Lost in 4 WeeksThis 3-D Simulation Shows Why Social Distancing Is So Important
April 15, 2020
SBA Updates the FAQs on Paycheck Protection ProgramCDC: No Drugs, Other Therapeutics Yet Approved by FDA to Prevent or Treat COVID-19Getting Ahead of the Next Stage of the Coronavirus Crisis
CDC, FEMA Have Created a Plan to Reopen America (Subscription)Virtual Townhall: Capturing Opportunity in 2020Surety Guidelines to Paycheck Protection Program Loans
April 14, 2020
Treasury, DOL, HHS Issue Final FAQs on FFCRA and CARES Act ImplementationUpdate IRS FAQ on Payroll Tax DeferralsSurvey: Most Health Insurers Won’t Raise Premiums Next Year Due to COVID-19
Anitbody Tests: Your Questions AnsweredVUCA: The New Acronym HR Professionals Need to Know
April 13, 2020
Fears of “Wild West” as COVID-19 Blood Tests Hit the MarketBroad Coronavirus Testing Crucial in Lifting Restrictions: U.S. ExpertsFace Masks and Respirator – Mandatory or Voluntary, Know the Difference
April 10, 2020
Hurry Up and Wait? Why Relief to Small Businesses Has LaggedAs Social Distancing Shows Signs of Working, What’s Next?
April 9, 2020
Update: Furloughed Staff Are NOT Counted When Determining FFCRA 500 Employee ThresholdFederal Reserve Could Pump Additional $2.3 Trillion into the EconomyCDC Launches New Weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Report
Warm Weather May Not Curtail Coronavirus SpreadCOVID-19: Making Smart Lifestyle Choices While Sheltered at HomeVirtual Townhall: COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation
April 8, 2020
New Guidance Released on Paycheck Protection Program LoansMapping the Spread of the CoronavirusCDC Removes Antimalarial Dosing Guidance for COVID-19
COVID-19 Might Attack Heart TissueThe Buzz: Facing Challenges and Common ClaimsCOVID-19: Making Smart Lifestyle Choices While Sheltered at Home
April 7, 2020
Healthcare.Gov Is Open to People Who Lost Their Jobs With ExceptionsCongress, White House Reach High for Next Virus BillModeling Coronavirus: “Uncertainty Is the Only Certainty”
April 6, 2020
Telemedicine Regulatory Barriers Continue to Drop for COVID-19 (Subscription)SmartDollar Financial Wellness Benefit Available at No CostWhat Can Firms Do Now in the Midst of a Pandemic?
COVID-19 and Cyber Risk: Tips to Prepare for Scams and Phishing
April 3, 2020
Spanish-Language FFCRA Leave Poster AvailableHealth Care Service Corp. Launches Special Enrollment PeriodCOVID-19 Projections Assuming Full Social Distancing Through May 2020
COVID-19: Using Technology for a Great Client ExperienceAli Payne Among Experts Addressing How COVID-19 Is Shaping HR Strategies
April 2, 2020
DOL Publishes Rule Implementing Coronavirus Leave LawUnited Healthcare, Anthem to Waive Cost-Sharing for COVID-19 TreatmentFAQs on Small Business Loans in Coronavirus Relief CARES Act
COVID-19 and Making Quick Decisions
April 1, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program OverviewThe Next Coronavirus Hot Spots Are in States that Aren’t Testing EnoughCDC: Chronic Illness Raises Risk of Severe COVID-19
Virtual Townhall: COVID-19 and Surety ConsiderationCOVID-19 and Making Quick Decisions
March 31, 2020
CARES Act Expands HSA, FSA, and HRA Eligible ExpensesThe Buzz: Employee Wellness and HR Challenges
March 30, 2020
FFCRA Notice Poster FAQsHealth Insurers Cigna, Humana Waive Out-of-Pocket Costs for Coronavirus TreatmentA Ray of HOPE – How COVID-19 Will Transform Healthcare
March 27, 2020
Congress Passes COVID-19 Package #3: The Coverage Provisions
March 26, 2020
Senate Passes Omnibus CARES ActIRS Promises Full, Immediate Reimbursement for Coronavirus LeaveCariloop Provides Their Customers with COVID-19 Specific Assistance
Where Can Domesitc Violence Victims Turn During COVID-19?Video: COVID-19’s Impact on the Hospital SystemVirtual Townhall: Employee Wellbeing and HR Challenges
March 25, 2020
DOL Releases FAQ for FFCRA ActSenate and White House Strike Deal for $2 Trillion Stimulus PackageWhite House: Anyone Who Recently Left New York Should Self-Quarantine for 14 Days
Understanding the Spread of COVID-19
March 24, 2020
DOL to Observe 30-Day “Temporary Non-Enforcement” of Coronavirus Paid Leave LawJoyages Offers Free Two-Week COVID-19 Employee Communication CampaignCDC Launches Coronavirus Self-Checker Website
Coronavirus – How the U.S. ComparesThe Buzz: What Will Traditional Insurance Programs Cover?
March 23, 2020
FDA Warns New COVID-19 At-Home Testing Kits Are “Unauthorized”Video: What to Do If You Have a Chronic DiseaseCoronavirus – How the U.S. Compares
March 20, 2020
Four-Tier System Implemented for Prioritizing COVID-19 TestingVideo: Dealing with Worry During COVID-19
March 19, 2020
Trumps Signs Second Major COVID-19 Relief PackageBuoy Health Offers Free COVID-19 Screening WebsiteKashable Can Help Employers Provide a Financial Safety Net for Employees
Video: New Ways to Access CareVirtual Townhall: Forced Project ShutdownWhat You Should Know about COVID-19 and the ADA, Rehabilitation Act and Other EEO Laws
March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Leaves, Furloughs and ClosuresExpanded Paid Sick Leave Provisions of House-Passed BillDependent Care FSA Contributions May Be Suspended
Video: What Should HR Do If an Employee Feels Sick
March 17, 2020
Paid Leave in Self-Quarantine SituationSenate to Take-Up Coronavirus Package after House Passes Revised BillCOVID-19 Update: Keeping Our Clients Informed
March 16, 2020
Flattening the Curve, Social Distancing and the New Coronavirus VocabularyCDC Recommends Gathering of 50+ People Be Cancelled or Postponed for 8 WeeksIf You Think You Might Have COVID-19
Risk Management During a Time of UnknownCSDZ’s Sharon Scharf Discusses Coronavirus and Actionable Steps for BusinessesVideo Playlist: COVID-19 Resources
Risk Management During a Time of Unknown
March 13, 2020
Managing Your Workforce During a PandemicHow HR Leaders Are Preparing for the CoronavirusNational Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions Employer Resources Library
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