Other states don’t have the support of sympathetic policy. Hadler voiced his concern about Nebraska’s ruling: “The governor of Nebraska is playing politics and clearly doesn’t know how to handle a public health crisis,” he says, “because that is a terrible approach to public health.” In an update email to Fast Company, Julie Naughton, a spokesperson for Nebraska’s health department, said: “We expect the federal government to provide enough vaccine for everyone in the state. . . . Proof of citizenship is not a requirement to receive the vaccine.” Still, the governor’s press secretary tweeted that while there will be enough doses, “Nebraska is going to prioritize citizens and legal residents ahead of illegal immigrants.” (The governor’s office did not respond to a request for comment.) … [Read more...] about How will undocumented immigrants get the COVID-19 vaccine?
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Still, nearly a half-century later, cancer remains the second-leading cause of death worldwide and is projected to become the first. About one in three women and one in two men can expect a diagnosis in their lifetimes, and the current death toll includes 600,000 Americans annually. While two vaccines for the novel coronavirus were developed and approved by the FDA in a little less than a year, a cure for cancer has remained so elusive for so long that it’s become something of a self-deprecating punchline in response to a compliment (“Thanks, but I’m not exactly curing cancer here”). As we approach the war on cancer’s 50-year mark, why has this disease been such a tough nut to crack? … [Read more...] about A new early-detection blood test marks a leap forward in the war on cancer
“Food banks are an ideal spot to address the needs of the most vulnerable among us whether telehealth is delivering mental health or physical health,” adds Emily Fisher, a telehealth doctoral candidate. “The kiosk could be its own ‘health system.’ Different providers can be available during certain hours the kiosk is in use. The health records can be kept in a digital or cloud-based platform. Patients could view their medical records online. Our group uses a palm scanner to create an image that links to the medical record of the patient. Patients don’t need to remember numbers, carry paperwork, or access identification procedures.” … [Read more...] about It’s time to fully embrace telehealth—for the COVID-19 crisis and beyond