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Providence Health to cut compensation for 600 to make up for COVID-19 costs

In The Oregonian: Providence Health & Services announced Tuesday it will launch a variety of cost-cutting measures including furloughs and temporary pay reductions for at least 600 employees…. Unions and others have criticized hospitals for cutting compensation in the middle of an unprecedented public health crisis. But hospital officials said they have little choice having experienced 40% to 70% revenue declines in some departments. “We are planning for a new normal to ensure financial stability in the months ahead,” said…

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In the early days of the pandemic, the U.S. government turned down an offer to manufacture millions of N95 masks in America from The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/in-the-early-days-of-the-pandemic-the-us-government-turned-down-an-offer-to-manufacture-millions-of-n95-masks-in-america/2020/05/09/f76a821e-908a-11ea-a9c0-73b93422d691_story.html

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Protecting Data Privacy and Rights During a Crisis are Key to Helping the Most Vulnerable in Our Community

There is no trade-off between data collection and data protection. Amen Mashariki explains why building trust with underserved communities allows decision-makers to access data vital for an emergency response to COVID-19. LINK: https://beeckcenter.georgetown.edu/protecting-data-privacy-and-rights-during-a-crisis-are-key-to-helping-the-most-vulnerable-in-our-community/

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