Critics say the plan should have been released months ago and does not go far enough to help areas lagging behind in vaccination rates.
A KHN investigation has found at least 26 states pushed through laws that permanently weaken government authority to protect public health.
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Primary and urgent care providers face high patient demand — and are increasing services — as hospitals remain crammed with COVID-19 and other patients.
Shortages, little competition and sticky high prices mean routine rapid testing remains out of reach for most Americans, even if prices drop 35%.
While mask use should help stifle the spread, experts say with schools resuming in-person learning, the flu may be more prevalent this year.
The state did away with its former crisis standards of care, calling them discriminatory. Some health care officials say what replaced the standards isn't enough.
Concern for children amid the COVID-19 delta variant is contributing to a rising number of farmworker families getting vaccinated.
More than 9 million people have enrolled in a program to share information about their health since getting the shot.
Oregon’s hospitals are full and have been for several weeks. That isn’t going to change any time soon.