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Today in healthcare news: health insurance startup Bright Health just raised another $500 million, bringing its total raised to about $1.5 billion. It’s a big time for health insurance companies — Oscar Health is reportedly looking at a 2021 IPO. Both have now raised about the same amount of capital, so consider me intrigued for what comes next.
For reference, here’s a look at how the health insurance startups (Bright, Oscar, Devoted, and more) fared through the first half of 2020.
The CDC is retracting new guidance that the coronavirus can float beyond 6 feet in poorly ventilated spaces
Read the full story from Hilary Brueck here>>
Even more evidence shows the coronavirus spreads easily on long plane flights
A CDC study offers even more evidence that the coronavirus spreads on airplanes.
Epidemiologists traced 16 coronavirus cases back to a single 10-hour flight where one symptomatic passenger was seated in business class.
The case study showed that 92% of passengers sitting two seats or fewer away from the passenger contracted the coronavirus.
It’s unlikely most of the passengers on the flight were wearing masks.
Read the full story from Susie Neilson here>>
The rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine is under threat: Leading experts tell us they’re worried about a shortage of glass vials, cargo planes, and cold-storage units
Read the full story from Norman Miller here>>
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