What could the United States learn about omicron from countries around the world? The Advisory Board International team takes a deep dive into how seven countries are experiencing omicron—and what each story could mean for the near future in the United States.
Health care employment numbers dropped slightly in December 2021. And while some sectors saw employment gains, others—including nursing homes and hospitals—experienced losses, according to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Writing for the Washington Post, Sara Murray, Rhiannon Croci, and Robert Wachter of the University of California, San Francisco explain why the distinction between hospitalizations "for" Covid-19 and "with" Covid-19 matters—and why that distinction is so challenging to make.
Private health insurers must cover the costs of up to eight at-home Covid-19 tests per person per month, effective Jan. 15, according to new guidance released Monday—but it's unclear whether retailers will be able to keep the coveted tests in stock.
As the omicron variant continues to spread, Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising, and the U.S. health care system is being overwhelmed—leaving many already exhausted workers to bear the brunt of this latest surge.
Amid increased demand and limited resources, some laboratories are triaging access to Covid-19 tests to ensure timely results—and while at-home tests could help fill this void, many of those are also in short supply.