June 23, I interviewed Dr. Nir Menachemi, chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, for the second time. I had some questions for him, including those of some Facebook friends.
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, or IURC, has denied a petition by state utility providers to charge customers more to make up for revenue lost in shutdowns that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Poor People’s Campaign, a National Call for Moral Revival will led a digital moral march on June 20, to which Shonda Nicole Gladden encouraged people of all backgrounds and faiths to join.
Some people want to see police departments abolished so public safety can be reinvented from ground up. Others want to see spending on public safety — police departments in particular — cut back to some degree and redistributed to education, housing, mental health, areas that are well understood to have an impact on crime.
In the past few months, doctors across Indiana are reporting an unprecedented spike in telemedicine, across nearly all medical specialties and types of ailments. It’s a $21 billion worldwide industry that has long promised to overhaul health care but struggled as recently as six months ago to get steady traction.
Beginning next week, any Hoosier who wants a test for COVID-19 will be able to get tested at one of the state’s OptumServe or drive-through testing sites.