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.
The New York Times – The United States needs a vaccination plan that treats the coronavirus less like the seasonal flu and more like an act of bioterrorism.
Scientific American – Deanne Criswell, an experienced emergency manager, will be the first woman to lead the agency since it was created in 1979.