‘Are you going to keep me safe?’ Violence against hospital workers rising
By Bram Sable-Smith and Andy Miller The San Leandro Hospital emergency department, where nurse Mawata Kamara works, went into lockdown recently when a visitor, agitated about being barred from seeing a patient due to covid-19 restrictions, threatened to bring a gun to the California facility. It wasn’t the first... Read more
Solitary confinement: Many have long-term health issues
By Katja Ridderbusch Sometimes, Pamela Winn isn’t sure how to connect with people, even those she loves, like her 9-month-old granddaughter. When the baby is in her arms, “I sit there quietly, and I don’t know what to say. What to do,” she said, her eyes filling with tears.... Read more
Mounting deaths fuel school bus drivers’ Covid fears
By Andy Miller and Phil Galewitz Natalia D’Angelo got sick right after school started in August. She was driving a school bus for special education students in Griffin-Spalding County School System about 40 miles south of Atlanta and contracted Covid-19. One of her three sons, Julian Rodriguez-D’Angelo, said his... Read more
How is Georgia managing Medicaid managed care?
By Rebecca Grapevine and Andy Miller Just before Frank Berry left his job as head of Georgia’s Medicaid agency this summer, he said the state “will be looking for the best bang for the buck” in its upcoming contract with private insurers to cover the state’s most vulnerable. But... Read more
Your Covid game plan: Are stadiums safe?
By Phil Galewitz and Andy Miller The college football season is kicking into high gear, the NFL season starts Sept. 9, and the baseball pennant races are heating up. For the first time since 2019, nearly all stadiums will be fully open to fans. In the so-called Before Times,... Read more

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