Mask mandates fail to make a comeback, despite pleas from public health experts

A protective face mask lies on the sidewalk in New York City on Oct. 26. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) COVID-19 updates. View latest news. WASHINGTON—Coronavirus infection rates rose steadily through the first half of November across Los Angeles County, then began to climb sharply around the long Thanksgiving weekend. As a result, on Dec. 1, the county’s … Read more

How helping the poor could fill a major gap in North Dakota’s mental health system – InForum

FARGO — North Dakota’s largest private providers of inpatient psychiatric and substance abuse treatment say they are bleeding financially from providing services to the sickest patients who lack the ability to pay. ShareHouse, the state’s largest provider of inpatient substance use disorder treatment, has seen the number and severity of cases spike during the pandemic, … Read more