Coronavirus Coverage

As COVID-19 continues to challenge health care systems around the world and upend our daily lives, we’ve turned our attention to reporting on the pandemic and how it is impacting people, policy and money, with our eye always on the research.

Instead of dropping new episodes every other week, we are releasing two episodes each week.

Our coverage will feature conversations with people from across the health care spectrum making difficult decisions in this rapidly evolving situation (previously released as “Coronavirus Conversations”), as well as more in-depth stories that look at the many policy implications of this pandemic.

If you have a personal story of a tough choice you’re grappling with or an idea for an upcoming episode you’d like to share, you can email us at info@tradeoffs.org.

The Price of Care

A recent court ruling upheld new federal rules requiring hospitals and insurers to post prices. But will price transparency lower the cost of health care?

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Research Corner: Masks, Flint and Primary Care

Physician and economist Bapu Jena discusses a pair of interesting new health policy research papers with implications for COVID-19, primary care and more. 

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Becoming a Doctor

Medical interns across the nation are starting their first days as doctors. One resident's hopes and fears before her first shift in the COVID ICU.

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Navigating Risk

With COVID-19 cases surging across the nation, how can Americans fight their coronavirus fatigue while staying safe?

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Dealing with DACA and COVID

What the Supreme Court's decision protecting DACA means to one recipient caring for those most vulnerable to COVID-19.

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Prognosis: Understanding Silent Spreaders

Bloomberg senior editor Jason Gale digs into what we know — and don’t know — about asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19, also known as "silent spreaders."

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Hard to Reach

New data suggest undocumented immigrants aren’t being tested enough for COVID-19. What’s standing in the way, and what’s being done to address it?

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California Dreamin’

Early on, California was conducting just 2,000 coronavirus tests a day. Now the state is up to 60,000. How did they ramp up testing?

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Home Sweet Hospital

With business models upended by COVID-19, hospitals are dusting off a decades-old model for bringing acute care into patients' homes.

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Science Under Pressure

Sites known as preprint servers post research in mere days. That speed has advantages during a health crisis, but it also comes with risks.

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