Fauci Says No Evidence For Pandemic Guidance On Masking Or Social Distancing

Dr. Anthony Fauci said in congressional testimony that he reviewed no scientific evidence behind the specific recommendations for masking children or maintaining 6-foot social distancing before advocating these policies during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The revelations come from the full transcript, released Friday, of Fauci’s closed-door transcribed interview session in January before the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. The publication ...

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Officials Investigate Unusual Surge In Flu Viruses In Northern California

An increase in flu viruses detected at wastewater treatment plants in California in recent weeks has sparked concern that the H5N1 bird flu may be spreading more rapidly than anticipated, potentially putting the state’s 1.7 million dairy cows at risk for infection. Health officials have observed multiple spikes in influenza A viruses, which include the H5N1 avian flu ...

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How CVS Is Betting Big On Healthcare Services ‘Locally Delivered’ On A National Scale

CVS Health continues to invest heavily in healthcare delivery services with a focus on affordability, convenience and better access to primary care. “What we’re fundamentally trying to do is build that world of health around every American,” Sree Chaguturu, M.D., CVS Health’s executive vice president and chief medical officer, said Thursday at the thINc360 – The ...

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Staying Up Late Could Be Bad For Your Mental Health, Stanford Study Finds

Going to bed late, regardless of whether you’re a night owl or an early bird by nature, is linked to worse mental health, according to a new study by Stanford University researchers. Scientists had believed that aligning your sleep behavior to your sleep time preference — “evening people” going to sleep later, and “morning people” ...

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The Single Largest Cut In Gavin Newsom’s New Budget Hits California Health Care Providers

Gov. Gavin Newsom contends his budget maintains core health care services for Californians. Doctors and other providers are alarmed by his proposed cut to Medi-Cal, a state insurance program used by millions.

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Los Angeles County Launches Ambitious Plan To Tackle Medical Debt. Hospitals Groan.

For over a year, the nation’s most populous county has worked on a comprehensive plan to track patient debt and hospital collection practices; boost bill forgiveness for low-income patients; and buy up and forgive billions in medical debt — an effort helmed by its Department of Public Health.

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