A slew of PPE design innovators have set out to improve protection, comfort, and fit. The reviews have been mixed, but many are raking in development funding through online fundraisers. Newfangled designs range “from clever”—a $15 brace to help standard surgical masks fit…

Frontline health workers report a frustrating return to shortages of protective gear.

Reporting on the opioid epidemic may have taken a back seat to COVID-19—but the crisis has only gotten worse during the pandemic.  

Feder­­­­al inspectors hav­­­­e identified 9 US nursing homes whose inadequate COVID-19 response put residents in “immediate jeopar­­­­dy,” ProPublica reports. Inspectors cited a failure to maintain social distancing, inadequate PPE and staffing, and slow responses to…