In an abrupt shift, CDC on Tuesday recommended everyone—including people who have been vaccinated—should wear masks indoors in public in counties with elevated Covid-19 case rates and in schools. Here's how to determine what CDC's recommendations mean for your area.
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles on Tuesday decided to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympic Games, joining several other elite athletes who have recently stepped back from competition due to mental health concerns. Experts say their moves could signal a more open understanding of the importance of mental health in sports.
It's "an arithmetic inevitability" that some people vaccinated against the coronavirus will contract so-called "breakthrough" infections—but a vaccinated person's immune system responds to the virus in distinctive ways that dramatically reduce the risk of serious disease, Katherine J. Wu writes for The Atlantic.
Researchers this week are presenting new research at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on whether Covid-19 elevates the risk of Alzheimer's disease—and while they emphasize the research is in its early stages, they say there are several reasons for concern.
The Department of Justice and HHS have categorized "long Covid" as a disability under the American Disabilities Act, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, the District of Columbia, and New York.