The death toll from coronavirus continues to mount, as does the economic fallout. Our week in the news roundtable reflects on another unprecedented week.
Elisabeth Rosenthal, editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit news organization covering health issues. Contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. Former emergency room doctor. Covered the SARS epidemic in 2002 and 2003 as the Times’s Beijing bureau chief. (@RosenthalHealth)
From The Reading List
The New York Times: "He Got Tested for Coronavirus. Then Came the Flood of Medical Bills" -- "By March 5, Andrew Cencini, a computer science professor at Bennington College, had been having bouts of fever, malaise and a bit of difficulty breathing for a couple of weeks. Just before falling ill, he had traveled to New York City, helped with computers in a local prison and gone out on multiple calls as a volunteer firefighter."
Kaiser Health News: "COVID-19 Bonanza: Stimulus Hands Health Industry Billions Not Directly Related To Pandemic" — "The coronavirus stimulus package Congress rushed out last week to help the nation’s hospitals and health care networks hands the industry billions of dollars in windfall subsidies and other spending that has little to do with defeating the COVID-19 pandemic."
NPR: "Jonathan Karl's Memoir Shows That Everyone Is 'Front Row At The Trump Show'" — "White House memoirs generally fall into two categories: Me, I was there! and Hey, it wasn't my fault! ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl's new book, Front Row at the Trump Show, is in the former."
The New York Times: "Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines Through End of April" -- "President Trump retreated Sunday from his desire to relax coronavirus guidelines by Easter, announcing instead that all Americans must continue to avoid nonessential travel, going to work, eating at bars and restaurants, or gathering in groups of more than 10 for at least another month and perhaps until June."
This program aired on April 3, 2020.