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Does your state meet White house guidelines for reopening? Is its virus infection rate increasing? We made a tool to help check. https://propub.li/2LUbIun
As of May 18, 21 workers at Nike’s five Memphis warehouses and distribution centers have tested positive for the coronavirus, up from nine workers less than three weeks earlier. https://propub.li/2XmR6QQ
Two private jet companies have received government bailout money. Jet Linx Aviation got $20 million. Clay Lacy Aviation got $27 million. Both are owned or founded by Trump donors. https://propub.li/2TyH4Lr
"After skeptics have been skeptical, they are quite capable of accepting evidence. Once something has withstood scrutiny, you accept it. Otherwise you’re in a state of complete nihilism and you can’t believe anything." https://propub.li/2ZtHzKB
There are no easy answers when it comes to child care and COVID-19. @propublica scoured the latest research & talked to infectious disease and public health experts to help parents think through the issues. https://propub.li/2ZDuQVP
On left: a map of America’s amputations from vascular disease. On the right: a map of the enslaved population before the Civil War Dr. Foluso Fakorede talks about these maps to anybody who will listen. https://propub.li/2WZQIsJ
RT @jbsapien: Hi, I'm a @propublica reporter. I just did the story below. And I'm *very interested* in hearing from anyone involved in *New…
More than $100 million for produce boxes was awarded to companies that don’t have a produce-dealing license. https://propub.li/2LVnW5W
Read more about the Holyoke Soldiers Home in @propublica: “Superintendent Bragged About VA Review of Short-Staffed Soldiers Home. Two Months Later, 73 Veterans Are Dead.” https://www.propublica.org/article/superintendent-bragged-about-va-review-of-short-staffed-soldiers-home-two-months-later-73-veterans-are-dead
New York and New England have the most COVID-19 cases but received the second-lowest funding of any region. Maine can’t get any shipments because none of the selected contractors serve the state. https://propub.li/3gdE7JU
RT @propublica: The CEO of @Mazars_USA (the firm that does Trump's taxes) was once suspended by the SEC for 4 years. (Mazars says he meets…
Zach Fuentes, former deputy chief of staff to President Trump, won the contract just days after registering his company. He sold Chinese masks to the government just as federal regulators were scrutinizing foreign-made equipment. https://propub.li/2yt3qqp
"Conspiracy theorists' skepticism is a bottomless, never-ending pit of skepticism about anything related to the official account. And that skepticism is accompanied by extreme gullibility to anything related to the conspiracy." https://propub.li/2LQ1ETc
RT @jonallendc: If you've been paying attention to the work @cfarivar and @PhilMcCausland and I have been doing lately, you may be interest…
RT @UNICEFUSA: “These cases are probably the tip of the iceberg.” @propublica's in-depth report on the recent spike of deportations during…
The Health Department received a complaint that a Nike warehouse wasn’t being cleaned thoroughly or allowing for social distancing. Its inspector wasn’t allowed inside. Twenty-one workers have tested positive for COVID-19 at Nike’s Memphis locations. https://propub.li/2TA8j8j
RT @SaskiaPopescu: The pediatric infection preventionist in me loved getting to discuss this topic - thanks to @propublica for this importa…
Each diabetic amputation — which hit black patients at triple the rate of others — represents the cardinal sin of U.S. health care: save a little up front, pay big on the backend. https://propub.li/2ZtUJao
Instead of coming home with a snotty nose, is your child going to bring back the coronavirus? And how do you know your in-home babysitter or nanny, even your child’s teacher, isn’t a symptom-free spreader? https://propub.li/3gkbGtG
RT @propublica: Two private jet companies have received government bailout money. Jet Linx Aviation got $20 million. Clay Lacy Aviation…
The family of a Bria of Geneva resident who died from the coronavirus in April claims in the lawsuit that the nursing home failed to adequately test residents and staff, and didn’t isolate infected residents in time to protect others. https://propub.li/2zR5toh
Conspiratorial videos and websites about COVID-19 are going viral. Here’s how one of the authors of “The Conspiracy Theory Handbook” says you can fight back. One big takeaway: Focus your efforts on people who can hear evidence and think rationally. https://propub.li/3bCtT2g
You never planned on raising kids during a pandemic, and there are no easy decisions. ProPublica scoured the latest research and talked to seven infectious disease and public health experts to help think through the issues facing parents. https://propub.li/3gj3x8T
“Test, Trace, Isolate” — all need to work together. If you don’t have tests, then contact tracers don’t know who to call in the first place. If the people they’re calling can’t successfully isolate themselves, the virus will keep spreading. https://propub.li/2WRZokI
On March 10, this nursing home reported to its board that he 247-bed facility met or provisionally met the VA health care standards for the third year in a row. Today, 73 veterans there are dead. https://propub.li/2zNCvpC
In Illinois, at least 355 people who live in state-run homes for adults with disabilities have tested positive for the coronavirus. “They don’t know why their family has stopped coming to visit,” a relative said. https://propub.li/2ToFD27
The CEO of @Mazars_USA (the firm that does Trump's taxes) was once suspended by the SEC for 4 years. (Mazars says he meets all ethical & professional standards, and that the firm has encountered no more sanctions or litigation than other comparable firms.) https://propub.li/2X31OMg
RT @charlesornstein: And I just love this quiz by @CarolineYLChen: Do I Know Enough to Get a Job as a Contact Tracer? https://t.co/1lk809dQ…
There are no easy answers when it comes to child care and COVID-19. @propublica scoured the latest research & talked to infectious disease and public health experts to help parents think through the issues. https://propub.li/3bXkRgz
RT @charlesornstein: Worth reading this Q&A by @marshall_allen: “Immune to Evidence”: How Dangerous Coronavirus Conspiracies Spread https:/…
"After skeptics have been skeptical, they are quite capable of accepting evidence. Once something has withstood scrutiny, you accept it. Otherwise you’re in a state of complete nihilism and you can’t believe anything." https://propub.li/2LGcJGs
The CDC defines a close contact as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes, starting two days before the infected person began experiencing symptoms. https://propub.li/3bKrkLu
Two private jet companies have received government bailout money. Jet Linx Aviation got $20 million. Clay Lacy Aviation got $27 million. Both are owned or founded by Trump donors. https://propub.li/3gcNmKh
RT @propublica: Meet Dr. Foluso Fakorede. He’s the only cardiologist in Bolivar County, Mississippi. He runs what's called the Amputation…
RT @MLK50Memphis: Nike denied a public health worker access to its facility after the Health Dept. received a complaint. Memphis' highest-…
RT @MarcDuvoisin: .@propublica's Nonprofit Explorer, which I used today for the umpteenth time, is an incredible resource. Thanks to @schwa…
RT @marshall_allen: NEW: Working parents wonder if they can rely on daycare or babysitters during the #coronavirus pandemic. We scoured the…
As of May 18, 21 workers at Nike’s five Memphis warehouses and distribution centers have tested positive for the coronavirus, up from nine workers less than three weeks earlier. https://propub.li/2XqThD5
Does your state meet White house guidelines for reopening? Is its virus infection rate increasing? We made a tool to help check. https://propub.li/3e8AKCf
Instead of coming home with a snotty nose, is your child going to bring back the coronavirus? And how do you know your in-home babysitter or nanny, even your child’s teacher, isn’t a symptom-free spreader? https://propub.li/2Trm1uf
Each diabetic amputation — which hit black patients at triple the rate of others — represents the cardinal sin of U.S. health care: save a little up front, pay big on the backend. https://propub.li/2TuCVZ1
RT @ldtestino: A security guard turned the Shelby County Health Dept. away. Instead of returning, they followed up on a warehouse complaint…
Government stimulus checks and a temporary ban on evictions are tiding over the suddenly jobless residents of housing complexes owned by Jared Kushner’s company. But what will happen when both soon run out? https://propub.li/2A06hHF
The more time one spent at housing complexes owned by the Kushner Company, the more it seemed as if every other person you talked to had lost their job or had their hours greatly reduced. And that was representative of broader trends. https://propub.li/3bXPsKS
The Health Department received a complaint that a Nike warehouse wasn’t being cleaned thoroughly or allowing for social distancing. Its inspector wasn’t allowed inside. Twenty-one workers have tested positive for COVID-19 at Nike’s Memphis locations. https://propub.li/2XuijkS
RT @SchoofsFeed: "Despite the great scientific strides in diabetes care, the rate of amputations across the country grew by 50% between 200…
In the coronavirus era, nurses are called heroes. Sometimes, the lives they save are those of other nurses. https://propub.li/3e9WpKg
RT @tracyweber: Experts were surprisingly reassuring about sending kids to back day cares, to summer day camps even sleep away camps as lon…
In Illinois, at least 355 people who live in state-run homes for adults with disabilities have tested positive for the coronavirus. “They don’t know why their family has stopped coming to visit,” a relative said. https://propub.li/2XlaqOt
10/ Here’s @lizziepresser’s full story on the black American amputation epidemic. https://propub.li/3eaY2aG
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6/ Neither hospitals nor insurers direct doctors to consider limb-saving options before amputating, like ordering angiograms, the most reliable imaging that shows whether an amputation is necessary and how much needs to be cut.
8/ Fakorede found the vast majority of amputees he treated had never had an angiogram. Now, he was determined to make sure that no one else lost a limb before getting one. To him, that’s like removing a woman’s breast after she felt a lump, without first ordering a mammogram.
7/ Nationwide, more than half of patients do not get an angiogram before amputation. And what’s more: The federal government doesn’t require the most at-risk patients to be screened for vascular disease in the legs.
9/ Fakorede thinks of amputees like “an hourglass that was turned the day they had their amputation.” Death rates rise after the surgeries, in part, because many stop walking. Within five years, these patients were likely to be dead. His work shows they don't have to be.
5/ These amputations represent the cardinal sin of the American health system in a single surgery: save on preventive care, pay big on the backend, and let the chronically sick and underprivileged feel the extreme consequences.
More than 70 veterans were killed by COVID-19 in one Massachusetts nursing home and now a photographer is projecting their images on the homes of their families who couldn’t visit them during the lockdown. https://www.gazettenet.com/Lives-Lost-At-veterans-home-towering-legacies-of-the-dead-34435645
Black Americans are three times as likely to have limbs amputated as white Americans. This is a reflection of all the inequities in our health care system, which we see now in the Covid crisis as well. Brilliant reporting by @lizziepresser for @propublica https://features.propublica.org/diabetes-amputations/black-american-amputation-epidemic/?campaign_id=129&emc=edit_jbo_20200522&instance_id=18715&nl=jamelle-bouie®i_id=45616064&segment_id=28884&te=1&user_id=1a77b4fbad71f2e7ae52d97f062d4192
RT @BillMoyers: Great interactive from @propublica. They plan on updating this data daily. https://projects.propublica.org/reopening-america/ #openings
RT @jessicaHuseman: I don’t know who needs to here this but the “pub” in @propublica is not pronounced “poob.”
Also, regarding the @propublica piece the WH cited: https://twitter.com/jessicahuseman/status/1263221160822571008?s=21 https://twitter.com/jessicahuseman/status/1263221160822571008
Here’s the 2005 report, which the WH did quote accurately: https://web.archive.org/web/20070609115256/http://www.american.edu/ia/cfer/report/full_report.pdf
Using @propublica Nursing Home Inspect tool, you can see the % of nursing homes in each state that have had infection control deficiencies in the past 3 years (pre-COVID). In Michigan, Hawaii, California, it's more than 90% (!!) of nursing homes. https://projects.propublica.org/nursing-homes/
 
 
 
 
 
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