COVID-19: Page 2


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    Q&A

    Ezekiel Emanuel on the state of COVID-19 in the US and the ‘major issue’ of healthcare burnout

    The bioethicist and Affordable Care Act draftsman talked about the nation’s new attitude toward the pandemic and what we know about long COVID-19.

    By Sept. 6, 2022
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    CDC backs updated COVID-19 shots from Pfizer, Moderna

    One day after the FDA’s authorization, the CDC recommended the companies’ omicron-targeted vaccines for most adults and children over 12 years old.

    By Sept. 2, 2022
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    FDA clears updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer, Moderna

    The new shots, which are designed to better target circulating strains of omicron, could be available within days. Advisers to the CDC are set to meet later this week.

    By Aug. 31, 2022
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    Funds for free COVID-19 vaccines could run out as early as January, HHS says

    The commercial market for COVID-19 vaccinations could be similar to that for seasonal flu shots and other vaccines, the department said.

    By Aug. 31, 2022
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    FDA takes N95 respirators off medical device shortage list

    Respirators were one of the first medical devices identified as being in critical shortage during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the agency said.

    By Ricky Zipp • Aug. 30, 2022
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    Court blocks bid to reinstate OSHA pandemic standard for health workers

    An appeals court ruled it lacked the authority to force OSHA to make certain rules, leaving discretion up to the workplace safety agency, according to court documents.

    By Aug. 29, 2022
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    Moderna sues Pfizer, BioNTech over COVID-19 vaccine technology

    The biotech claims its rivals’ vaccine Comirnaty, one of the world’s top-selling pharmaceutical products, infringes on two patents covering its messenger RNA technology.

    By Jonathan Gardner • Aug. 26, 2022
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    Moderna follows Pfizer in asking FDA to approve updated COVID shot

    The companies are moving quickly to supply vaccines targeting currently circulating omicron variants in time for the Biden administration's planned fall vaccination campaign.

    By Kristen Jensen • Aug. 24, 2022
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    15M Medicaid enrollees risk coverage loss when COVID-19 health emergency ends, HHS reports

    A disproportionate number of those who stand to lose coverage are children and young adults, according to the agency.

    By Aug. 23, 2022
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    Mayo Clinic’s Q2 operating income tumbles as labor costs climb

    The system said it is struggling with workforce shortages at a time when its hospitals are operating at near capacity.

    By Aug. 22, 2022
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    Electronic data sharing between physicians and public health agencies rare, new ONC data finds

    Fewer than one in five primary care physicians electronically exchanged patient health information with public health agencies in 2019, according to a new report from the Office of the National Coordinator.

    By Aug. 18, 2022
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    CDC, amid criticism for COVID-19 response, plans reorganization as public health threats grow

    The shakeup includes the creation of new offices, staffing moves and steps to expedite data releases, CDC director Rochelle Walensky informed staff on Wednesday.

    By Aug. 18, 2022
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    Hospitals are seeing sicker patients after pandemic delays, AHA warns

    Rising patient acuity is driving up costs for labor, drugs and supplies and straining finances, the hospital lobby said.

    By Aug. 17, 2022
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    Tracker

    Strikes among healthcare workers in 2022

    Nurses at 17 hospitals in Minnesota will vote on authorizing another strike Wednesday following a three-day walkout in September.

    Updated Nov. 29, 2022
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    Telehealth visits rose in May, mirroring COVID-19 diagnoses

    Patients made greater use of virtual care visits for a second straight month during an upturn in coronavirus cases.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    Healthcare industry nearly recovered from early pandemic job losses

    Hospitals added about 13,000 jobs in July compared to about 20,000 in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    CVS beats Q2 expectations, Aetna revenue rises nearly 11%

    The company raised its full-year guidance despite a $77 million decrease in adjusted operating income, primarily due to declines in its retail segment.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    CDC backs Novavax's protein-based vaccine for COVID-19

    Health officials argue a new type of shot could help to persuade unvaccinated people, although some surveys suggest that might not be the case. 

    By July 21, 2022
  • Molina to pay $150M for Wisconsin Medicaid firm in latest buy

    Acquisitions are key to Molina’s growth strategy, CEO Joe Zubretsky has said.

    By July 14, 2022
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    Opinion

    As Congress, Biden administration squabble over COVID-19 funds, an ongoing pandemic response posture strains public health

    Congress and the administration are at odds on the need to purchase more vaccines and therapeutics while the public health workforce is beleaguered, former Moderna VP Richard Hughes argues.

    By Richard Hughes • July 14, 2022
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    FDA clears Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine as 4th option in US

    The regulator’s decision comes more than a year after the main part of the principal trial was completed, raising questions about the shot’s effectiveness against omicron.

    By Jonathan Gardner • Updated July 13, 2022
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    Antibiotic-resistant infections rose in hospitals during pandemic, CDC data shows

    Nearly 30,000 people died from infections associated with healthcare settings in the first year of the pandemic and about 40% were infected during a hospital stay, according to the CDC.

    By July 12, 2022
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    University of California nurses nab new contract deal

    The system and unionized nurses were able to reach a deal before the end of their prior contract, which was slated to expire this fall.

    By July 11, 2022
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    COVID-19 reappeared in top 5 telehealth diagnoses in April

    Telehealth use overall rose nationally and in every region following two months of decline, according to Fair Health’s monthly tracker.

    By July 6, 2022
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    Opinion

    Healing within the healthcare community starts with empathy

    The U.S. healthcare system can’t take much more employee turnover without compromising care. Overwhelmed and overworked, many healthcare workers don’t feel safe and supported, Qualtrics’ CMO argues.

    By Adrienne Boissy • July 5, 2022