IEM in the News
KTVU – The extreme weather in Texas and other parts of the country have wider implications for the fight against COVID-19. KTVU’s Heather Holmes speaks with IEM’s chief medical director about vaccine delays in the south and midwest.
NBC News – This time, vaccines and supplies are going to underserved communities. “Anything Trump did, we’re doing the opposite,” said one official.
ClimateWire – The federal government soon will run out of money to pay for disaster expenses including emergency shelter, food and medicine, according to a new report that puts pressure on Congress to approve another round of funding.
Healthcare Design Magazine – The aim of the site is to free up space at area hospitals and reduce the need to transport patients elsewhere in Texas for care, according to a UT Health press release. The site is operated by AshBritt (Austin, Texas), a rapid-response emergency management and logistics contractor, in partnership with disaster management firm IEM Medical (Research Triangle Park, N.C.).
Laredo Morning Times – An alternate care site established by the state of Texas to increase hospital capacity in Laredo will begin accepting patients as soon as this week.
Wiley Online Library – HCV+ persons with SARS‐CoV‐2 infection are more likely to be admitted to a hospital. The hospitalization rate also increased with higher FIB‐4 score. However, admission to an ICU and mortality are not different between those with and without HCV infection.
Livestrong – If you’re single, you might find it challenging to date during COVID-19. Here, medical and relationship experts share solutions for dating while staying safe.