USA Today and Kaiser Health News
The first wave of vaccinations for health care workers in health care settings went comparatively smoothly but now elderly people are pitted against one another, competing on an unstable technological playing field for limited shots.
Anti-vaccine groups are blaming patients’ coincidental medical problems on covid shots, even when it’s clear that age or underlying health conditions are to blame.
The vaccines have a short shelf life, which forces clinicians to anticipate the exact number of doses they’ll need each day. If they don’t get it right, doses may go to waste.
Amid a deadly virus outbreak that has hit Latino communities hard, Illinois decided to provide public health insurance to all low-income noncitizen seniors.
More than 200 dentists and dental students in Oregon have completed the training course offered by the Oregon Health & Science University’s School of Dentistry, with 60 others expected to finish by the end of December.
Conflicts of interest have marred the U.S. government's vaccine effort, with billions showered on vaccine manufacturers that have U.S. officials on their boards.
Health insurance companies will have to give their customers estimated out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs and disclose to the public the negotiated prices they pay for drugs.
Many nurses and other workers in long-term care facilities are struggling with the suffering they've witnessed on the job, with residents pleading for their family when visitors weren't allowed.
Older adults in all kinds of circumstances are deliberating what to do as days and nights turn chilly and coronavirus cases rise across the country.