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During coronavirus outbreak, telemedicine is an answer — if you’re covered

During coronavirus outbreak, telemedicine is an answer — if you’re covered

To its advocates, telemedicine is the perfect remedy for a pandemic.
They see it as the ideal way to literally bridge the gap between providing the sick with treatment for coronavirus as well as other ailments — and the long-term need to keep doctors and nurses physically apart from potentially infectious patients.
While the Trump administration this week lifted national restrictions on the use of telemedicine by Medicare, the new policy did not apply to care provided by community health centers, which serve 81,000 elderly residents in Pennsylvania.

Atlantic City resorts donate more than 41,000 pounds of food to local charities

Two casino resorts along the Jersey Shore, ordered closed amid the coronavirus outbreak, have distributed a combined 41,498 pounds of food to local charities to help families struggling through the massive economic impacts of the virus’ spread.
The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa has distributed more than 35,000 pounds of fresh food — valued at more than $50,000 — to local charities like the The Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City and The Community Food Bank of New Jersey. More than 1,000 were served, the hotel said in a press release.
Ocean Casino Resort also donated over 6,000 pounds of food to the Community Food Bank.


Daniel Dae Kim, TV star and Haverford College grad, tests positive for the coronavirus

TV star Daniel Dae Kim, an Easton native and Haverford College grad, announced Thursday that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
Best known for his roles on Lost and Hawaii Five-O, and most recently on The Good Doctor, Kim posted a video on Instagram describing what he has gone through and used the opportunity to decry acts of racism against people of Asian descent in connection with the coronavirus pandemic.
Kim, who also has served as an executive producer on The Good Doctor, said in the video recorded at his home in Hawaii:
"Please, please stop the prejudiced and senseless violence against Asian people. Randomly beating elderly, sometimes homeless Asian Americans is cowardly, heartbreaking, and it's inexcusable," he said.

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