Omicron has officially become the dominant coronavirus variant in the United States, overtaking delta in just weeks. To fight the surge, the Biden administration is expected to announce a plan that includes deploying 1,000 military medical professionals to help overwhelmed hospitals, distributing 500 million free rapid testing kits, and more.
Whether you're in the mood for deep reflection or light escapism this holiday season, you'll find a book to read (or gift) on this list of recommendations from Advisory Board experts. Explore reflections on mortality, questions about identity, history's best baseball players, and more.
Modern Healthcare's "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" list, which was topped this year by vaccine innovators for their role in producing effective Covid-19 vaccines, also recognizes dozens of hospital and health system executives, industry leaders, and more.
Health officials are encouraging all American adults to get booster shots to protect against omicron—but as one state health official put it, because of gaps in data collection and reporting, "we have no idea" how many people have received their boosters so far.
As omicron becomes the dominant variant in the United States, Anthony Fauci and Rochelle Walensky warn that it will likely lead to a record number of cases and overwhelm hospitals yet again. Here's what new models reveal about the best and worst case scenarios.
New Orleans will require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test in all public indoor settings for those ages 5 and older, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.
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