April 16, 2020
The health crisis surrounding COVID-19 and the economic crisis resulting from the decision to shut down America to prevent the spread of the virus continues to impact almost every American.
Steve Gordon’s Heard on the Hill summarizes where we are in both crises by the numbers, Washington’s response so far, the additional response that’s sure to come, and thoughts on Standing up America. Ramona Lessen found a speech from her former boss, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, MD, in which he predicted in 2005 a viral pandemic and made recommendations on how America should both prepare and deal with it. Dana Marston takes a closer look at a few policy changes to ensure our medical workforce can best respond to COVID-19, at who is getting a CARES Act stimulus check, and emergency money allocated to help carry out America’s elections.