Eric Topol: American People Deserve to Know Trump’s Status

The world’s attention turned to U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday, when we learned via his early morning tweet that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. That set off a whirlwind of events: Trump was given an infusion of an experimental drug—a monoclonal antibody “cocktail” that, while promising, has not been fully vetted. The President was hospitalized at Walter Reed. There, doctors administered the antiviral treatment Remdesivir. The chaotic, unexplained actions were not accompanied by any direct communication from Trump’s medical team, save for two very brief written notes from the White House.

It took until Saturday morning—what his doctor Sean Conley told us was “72 hours into the diagnosis”—for Trump’s medical team to speak to the public about the President’s status. Unfortunately, Coney proved to be quite evasive. He would not answer repeated questions about whether the President had received supplemental oxygen at

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Zing Health Names Eric Mattelson Chief Actuary

CHICAGO, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Zing Health, a physician-led Medicare Advantage HMO plan, announced today that Eric Mattelson has been named chief actuary. He will focus on identifying key cost drivers and implementing innovative financial strategies to advance Zing Health’s goal of providing affordable, holistic and inclusive care to improve community health for underserved populations.

Mattelson is a seasoned leader in the managed care industry.  He has 15 years of experience developing actuarial and economics capabilities for healthcare providers, especially relative to strategic and financial risk guidance. His proven ability to combine the technical and analytical skills of an actuary with the business acumen and creativity of an entrepreneur is ideal for Zing Health’s vision to implement innovative, community-based Medicare Advantage plans that make sure members get the right care at the right time.

“As an actuary, I’ve developed the financial and statistical experience to solve complex business

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