Coronavirus

The White House Paid Up to $500 Million Too Much for These Ventilators, Congressional Investigators Say

A House panel says “gullible” White House negotiators overpaid for Phillips ventilators, and it has asked the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General to investigate evidence of fraud in the deal.

1864 Elections Went on During the Civil War – Even Though Lincoln Thought It Would Be a Disaster for Himself and the Republican Party

Lincoln's chances of reelection in 1864 were dim. He was presiding over a bloody civil war, and the public was losing confidence in him. But he steadfastly rejected pleas to postpone the election.

GovExec Daily: The Unsung Heroes of the Federal Pandemic Response

Tom Shoop joins the program to recount the stories of the unheralded stars working behind the scenes.

The Workforce Is About to Change Dramatically

Three predictions for what the future might look like

The Loneliness of Social Isolation Can Affect Your Brain and Raise Dementia Risk in Older Adults

The social isolation older adults are experiencing as they try to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic is raising new mental health risks, but people can take steps to protect themselves.

Will COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Reflect America’s Diversity?

The pressure to produce an effective COVID-19 vaccine could impede recruitment of volunteers in high-risk populations.

The Raging Competition for Medical Supplies Is not a Game, but Game Theory Can Help

The toll of the pandemic has been worsened because of the shock to the global supply chain, which resulted in shortages of vital medical equipment. Could game theory help?

Federal Bureau of Prisons Spent $3M on Unproven UV Coronavirus Sanitizing Portals 

The gates intended to disinfect staff as they enter facilities haven’t been studied enough to know if they are safe or effective, union says in complaint to IG.  

The Winter Will Be Worse

When socializing outside gets harder in much of the U.S., daily life will get more dismal, and the virus might spread even further.

GovExec Daily: The Coming Evictions Crisis

Route Fifty's Emma Coleman joins the podcast to discuss what the end of evictions moratoriums means for housing nationwide.

Coronavirus Roundup: Pandemic IG Publishes First Report; Fourth Military Service Member Dies of COVID-19 

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

GovExec Daily: The Upcoming Vaccine Logistics Questions

Dr. Julie Swann joins the podcast to examine how a vaccine will be distributed when it becomes available.

Coronavirus Roundup: National Guard Deployments Extended With Funding Cuts; NIH Begins Antibody Clinical Trial

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.