Coronavirus outbreak making 2021 health care costs more uncertain than usual

Coronavirus outbreak making 2021 health care costs more uncertain than usual

The coronavirus pandemic, which has suppressed health care inflation amid a tumble in elective procedures, is making the cost outlook for the coming year more difficult to predict than usual, according to PwC. During the COVID-19 outbreak, health insurers reaped significant savings as patients put off elective surgeries that are more lucrative for doctors and […]
Contact tracing poses new challenge in coronavirus outbreak

Contact tracing poses new challenge in coronavirus outbreak

With coronavirus hospitalizations largely on the decline nationally, a majority of states are eyeing the potential to enter a contact tracing phase once the numbers are low enough to realistically allow it. Dr. Howard Forman, professor of radiology, economics, public...
How the coronavirus outbreak may help keep its federal tax bill low

How the coronavirus outbreak may help keep its federal tax bill low

Amazon (AMZN) has been one of the main beneficiaries of the coronavirus pandemic, with consumers flocking to its platform as lockdowns keep them indoors, and away from brick-and-mortar outlets. The online retail giant, which recorded a big jump in first quarter...
Fauci warns on reopening risks, says outbreak ‘not under control’

Fauci warns on reopening risks, says outbreak ‘not under control’

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told the U.S. Senate on Tuesday that the U.S. was still lagging in its response to the coronavirus pandemic, as he reiterated a dire warning that the fall could bring a new wave of...