Medicare Is Updating Coverage to Help in the Coronavirus Crisis

Any needed outpatient services will be covered under Part B, and if you require hospitalization, it will be covered under the usual Medicare Part A rules.Kaiser research found that for stays of five days or more, at least half of Advantage enrollees would pay more than the deductible paid by traditional Medicare enrollees without supplemental coverage. Read more »

How the Coronavirus Crisis May Hinder Efforts to Fight Wildfires

And firefighters across the country, in states including Georgia, Indiana and Washington, are under quarantine amid the coronavirus crisis.But according to Erick Scott, the public information officer for the Los Angeles City Fire Department, they have been delayed. Read more »

India Scrambles to Escape a Coronavirus Crisis. So Far, It’s Working.

Restaurants in large cities might be a little more deserted, but many people are still going out.So far most if not all of India’s coronavirus cases have come from travelers — an Italian tour group visiting Rajasthan single-handedly spread many of the cases. Read more »

China Pushes Back as Coronavirus Crisis Damages Its Image

“The epidemic is a lost opportunity for China to rebuild some good will with America and other countries,” Susan L.“Well, this is a new virus,” China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, said in an interview with Reuters in February when asked about the delays. Read more »

Coronavirus Live Updates: Xi Urges Tougher Response to the Crisis

A 39-year-old man in Hong Kong died on Tuesday from the new coronavirus, the city’s Hospital Authority said.Macau’s casinos have struggled as the coronavirus outbreak led to growing travel restrictions for visitors from the mainland. Read more »

Bipartisan Report Says Trump’s Abuse Has Pushed Federal Science to a ‘Crisis’

WASHINGTON — In a single month in 2017, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency blocked scientists from speaking at a climate change conference, its Interior Department forwarded a policy letter to U.That October was fairly typical for the Trump administration, according to a new report out of New York University, led by Preet Bharara, a former United States attorney, and Christine Todd Whitman, who led the E. Read more »

D.E.A. Let Opioid Production Surge as Crisis Grew, Justice Dept. Says

A.Let Opioid Production Surge as Crisis Grew, Justice Dept. Read more »

Climate Risk In the Housing Market Has Echoes of Subprime Crisis, Study Finds

The findings echo the subprime lending crisis of 2008, when unexpected drops in home values cascaded through the economy and triggered recession.Selling mortgages to Fannie and Freddie allows banks to avoid the financial risk that homeowners will default on the mortgages. Read more »

Major Drug Maker Is Close to Settling Case to Avert First Federal Trial in Opioid Crisis

ImageMallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals has tentatively agreed to pay $24 million to two Ohio counties to avoid going to trial over its role in the opioid epidemic.Remaining defendants in the initial Ohio trial include Johnson & Johnson, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Walgreens, and the three giant drug distributors — Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen and McKesson. Read more »

Newark Water Crisis: Racing to Replace Lead Pipes in Under 3 Years

Baraka said at a news conference in Newark, standing with the governor and about two dozen other New Jersey officials.The city has thousands more lead service lines — garden-hose size pipes that connect its water mains to individual properties — to replace than did Flint, Mich. Read more »

Algae Bloom Fouls N.J.’s Largest Lake, Indicating Broader Crisis

All of it is unfolding as Lake Hopatcong businesses watch income slip away.“They don’t seem as panicked about it as New Jersey,” said Laurie Murphy, 59, who runs Dow’s Boat Rental. Read more »