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This Week in Coronavirus: April 24 to April 30

Every Friday we’ll recap our new coronavirus policy analysis, polling, and journalism. Total cases in the U.S. surpassed 1 million this week, and more than a dozen states relaxed their social distancing requirements.

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The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act: Summary of Key Health Provisions

Provides a summary of health provisions in the fourth major legislative initiative to address COVID-19, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.

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What Does CMS Approval of First COVID-19 Section 1115 Waiver in Washington Mean for Other States?

This brief summarizes the first COVID-related Section 1115 waiver approval for Washington and discusses the approval’s implications for other states that have submitted emergency Section 1115 waiver requests.

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Taking Stock of Essential Workers

The COVID-19 outbreak has changed the reality of working life for most of the U.S. workforce, with essential workers at the forefront of performing crucial services for the public in the midst of the pandemic. This post examines who essential workers are and what challenges they are facing in light of coronavirus.

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COVID-19 in Rural America – Is There Cause for Concern?

While to date big cities and major urban areas have seen the greatest number of coronavirus cases and deaths, this analysis finds the growth rate is now higher in rural areas.

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Double Jeopardy: Low Wage Workers at Risk for Health and Financial Implications of COVID-19

This brief analyzes data on low-wage workers in the context of COVID-19 and discusses the implications of the pandemic for their jobs, health, and financial security.

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KFF and Global Health Council Present a Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 Response in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

On April 28 at 12 pm ET, KFF and Global Health Council presented a webinar about the challenges and opportunities of resource mobilization in response to COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

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Public Attitudes Towards the Coronavirus Outbreak in Highly Affected Counties

Americans’ attitudes and views on the coronavirus outbreak differ based on whether they live in an area that was harder hit by the pandemic, but these differences are not as large as some might expect.

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This Week in Coronavirus: April 17 to April 24

Every Friday we’ll recap our new coronavirus policy analysis, polling, and updates from the past week.

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Retirement Insecurity in the Time of COVID-19: The Next Shoe to Drop?

This blog post examines the retirement security of seniors with Medicare in the context of rising unemployment and market volatility due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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