A one-minute long news update, focused on COVID-19, airing before and after PBS NewsHour.
Renee Shaw and guests discuss COVID-19’s impact on special education and student mental health. Guests include: Eric Friedlander, secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services; Gretta Hylton, associate commissioner at the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Early Learning; and Allison Slone, special education teacher at McBrayer Elementary School.
The United States is approaching another tragic marker of the coronavirus pandemic, with nearly 200,000 Americans dead from COVID-19 and related complications. The magnitude of the loss is difficult to comprehend. We examine how the virus has spread across the country, deeply affecting communities of all kinds, and evaluate this somber occasion in historical context. William Brangham reports.
Marta Miranda-Straub from Kentucky’s Dept. of Community-Based Services Discusses Trauma and Toxic Stress in Children
In an extended interview, Marta Miranda-Straub, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Community-based Services (DCBS) discusses trauma and toxic stress in children.
The coronavirus pandemic has challenged the way hospitals think about the design of their facilities, changing how doctors and nurses move through the hallways and rearranging patients’ beds. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker takes us inside a Pennsylvania company that has set its sights on the ways in which air is being moved and filtered through our buildings.
Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news from the commonwealth, including an address by Gov. Andy Beshear to Kentuckians about a COVID-19 milestone and the latest on the Breonna Taylor police shooting in Louisville. Guests: John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader; Darcy Costello, Louisville Courier Journal; and Lawrence Smith, WDRB in Louisville.
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a harsh toll on the mental health of young Americans, according to a new poll. A majority of Americans ages 18 through 34 – 56% – say they have at least sometimes felt isolated in the past month, compared with about 4 in 10 older Americans, according to the latest COVID Response Tracking Study conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago. A report from the Associated Press and PBS NewsHour.
Black and Latino Americans are suffering disproportionately from the novel coronavirus pandemic -- both in terms of health and economic harm. These groups are three times as likely to contract the virus as white Americans and nearly twice as likely to die from it. Meanwhile, people of color are feeling the recession keenly, with many reporting job or income loss. Yamiche Alcindor reports.
As summer comes to a close, the United States is averaging about 830 coronavirus deaths per day, along with tens of thousands of new cases. Although testing for the virus has improved, problems with access and obtaining expedient results persist. But Dr. Atul Gawande of Brigham and Women’s Hospital has a plan for how testing can be improved. He joins Amna Nawaz to discuss.
The death of actor Chadwick Boseman of colon cancer at age 43 is reinvigorating discussions about the rising incidence of colon cancer in people under age 50 as well as about racial inequities in colon cancer screening and deaths from the disease. After Boseman's death on Aug. 28, many doctors engaged in education on social media about screening guidelines and the disparate effects of colon cancer on Black communities compared to white ones.This article is from STAT Health News, reprinted with permission by PBS NewsHour.