Tag Archives: COVID-19

Diagnosis for doctors: Less money, greater hardship, more video

Dr. James McNabb interviews a patient before her routine physical . MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Logan Cyrus

The wedding band is gone. So are his class ring, his wristwatch, the neckties he has worn for decades – even the white coat with his name embroidered in blue. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, James McNabb has ...

Read More »

Health agencies’ credibility at risk after week of blunders

Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn speaks during an Aug. 23 media briefing in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington.  Hahn was forced to apologize for using an erroneous, misleading statistic describing the effectiveness of a blood plasma therapy granted emergency use for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

WASHINGTON — The credibility of two of the nation’s leading public health agencies is under fire this week after controversial decisions that outside experts say smack of political pressure from President Donald Trump as he attempts to move past the ...

Read More »

Fannie-Freddie foreclosure suspension extended to year’s end


Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend their suspension of mortgage foreclosures through at least the end of the year, providing more relief for homeowners who are grappling with the economic pain of the coronavirus. Fannie and Freddie, which backstop ...

Read More »

Md. jobless claims dip; more than 1 million Americans file again

In this photo taken Thursday, June 4, 2020, a customer walks out of a U.S. Post Office branch and under a banner advertising a job opening, in Seattle.  The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May, and 2.5 million jobs were added — a surprisingly positive reading in the midst of a recession that has paralyzed the economy and depressed the job market in the wake of the viral pandemic (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Just over 1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the coronavirus outbreak continues to threaten jobs even as the housing market, auto sales and other segments of the economy rebound from a springtime collapse. In ...

Read More »

Md. health insurance exchange reopens special enrollment

The "Enroll MHC" from the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. (Image from MHBE).

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland officials are reopening a coronavirus special enrollment period for people to enlist in the state’s health insurance exchange. Officials said Friday that the special enrollment period will run through Dec. 15. More than 54,000 Maryland residents enrolled ...

Read More »