Joshua Lesko, MD
Joshua Lesko, MD

Josh is a Resident Physician in Emergency Medicine. He holds a degree in Computer Science. He has been involved in health policy and advocacy since he attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and has been on the Board of Directors for the Medical Society of Virginia and multiple Governing Councils for the American Medical Association. He has worked in developing health technologies and solutions for novel healthcare problems.


Au naturel? Au contraire. Vaccines may provide better immunity than infection itself
A look at the new proposed bipartisan Senate stimulus package
With compliance in mind, CDC shortens quarantine
More vaccine questions and concerns
States to determine vaccine prioritization, not a federal plan
PPE problems persist. How is the Strategic National Stockpile looking?
Highest risk factors with incarceration
Numbers don't lie
First coronavirus home test granted emergency use authorization
Coronavirus and mass decarceration
Pfizer vaccine implementation limitations. Was last week's major announcement actually 'news we can use'? Not if it can't reach you
Utah ramps up restrictions as cases swell
Two new studies on coronavirus cases in United States military environments
A return to record-breaking days
Doctors respond to baseless accusations on covid-19 billing
Herd immunity still over the horizon
Final vaccine rollout recommendations from National Academies of Science
Compounding crises abound
Is covid-19 beyond control? Beyond belief
New analysis: 130,000-210,000 United States coronavirus deaths were avoidable
Politics trumps protections in vaccine development
Testing accountability and ability mismatch remain
New CDC travel safety recommendations. Masks on before "wheels up!"
Lingering questions about a vaccine rollout
FDA seeks to reclaim trust
What's in a name? All about Emergency Use Authorizations
FDA issues EUA for first multiplexed diagnostic test
Turning the screws on hospitals not reporting data to HHS
Here we go again. Are we seeing the feared Fall surge?
FDA prevails in vaccine requirements
End of the road for long-haulers?
Confirmation of new transmission vector; CDC says some airborne spread possible
“Warp Speed” may have blown past solutions
Goodwill only goes so far. Reimbursement in the time of covid-19
CMS to follow through on threat that hospitals must report data to HHS, not CDC
New authorization for point-of-care testing
Cross-country lessons in easing lockdowns
New GAO recommendations to confront the pandemic
Conflicting federal vaccine rollout plans
CDC updates school reopening decision guidelines
Federal relief tied to coronavirus diagnosis
Continued politicization of science
Supply scarcity drags mask manufacturing
Avoiding "twinfluenza"
Draft published of proposed vaccine distribution plan
Insurance alternative not paying off
Federal government expands rapid testing footprint
Call for collaboration in vaccine development
Conundrum of data collection. The CDC and HHS continue to fight
Federal funds sit unused or with hidden strings
Decreased oversight of laboratory tests
Emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma granted over experts' concerns
Plasma therapy not ready for prime time
AMA asks for delayed payback
New pilot for rural healthcare
Salivating for samples. A new test for SARS-CoV-2 moves forward
Reimbursement for coronavirus counseling
The FDA says it won't cut corners in the race for a coronavirus vaccine. Russia will
The risk of reimbursement data
Discord in DC. An agreement on a fourth stimulus package remains elusive
Executive order to bring medical manufacturing home
Pay cuts for heroes? 2021 proposed physician fee schedule published
The medical liability protection update: Congress still mulling it over
HHS extends funding deadline
Fourth Coronavirus relief bill plods forward. Will Congress fund testing and contact tracing? Unemployment benefits also hang in the balance
FDA expands EUA for diagnostic testing
CDC releases school reopening statements. No specific guidelines provided
Comment period open for Right to Try Act. SARS-CoV-2 vaccines may be affected
Continued PPE needs and shortages
The CDC updates its isolation guidelines
New plans to counter hoarding
Healthcare groups ask federal government to do more
CDC in the news. Three major developments
HHS pledges $4 billion to healthcare providers
HHS clarifies taxable status of Provider Relief Fund Payments
Reopening schools while infections are rising
SBA resumes Paycheck Protection Program applications
Coronavirus vaccine triage. Who will get it first?
New surprise billing for patients seeking coronavirus treatment
A call to personal accountability
Another plea for Defense Production act use
Pentagon relaxes restrictions
BARDA’s been busy
The State of Tracing and Testing
Covid-19 relief and taxes burdens
New restrictions for Naval forces in North America
Disease suppression is the next phase of recovery
Medicare and Medicaid data show covid-19’s impact
Antibody tests hold uncertain promise
Public private early screening tool announced
Bipartisan bill calls for permanent telehealth reimbursement
New national health database created
Pandemic forces changes in medical board exams
CDC updates social distancing guidelines
New round of funding targets safety net hospitals
Needed: Thousands of contact tracers
Privacy protection bill introduced
Provider liability protection
House seeks to give businesses more flexibility in using bailout loans
White House floats plan to end surprise billing
Changes to military movements
Pandemic sharpens argument that the U.S. needs the “Dreamers”
Evolution of grassroots PPE movement
Provider relief fund clarifications
FDA approves more home test kits
Loan Relief for Providers
Looking inside the Democrats’ Proposed New Relief Package
Details of Operation Warp Speed Concern Scientists
Rural hospitals sue for support
States to distribute remdesivir
US military on the front lines
Time to reconsider previously scheduled deregulation
States ignore the White House guidelines on re-opening
AMA calls for national coronavirus strategy
Advanced service payments coming to a halt
Administration embraces telehealth