As other countries begin dropping mask requirements on planes and in airports, U.S. lawmakers and industry groups are pushing America to do the same, arguing the mandate is unnecessary given loosened Covid-19 restrictions nationwide.
Biden administration officials on Wednesday called on Congress to provide more Covid-19 funding, warning that Covid-19 treatment and vaccine supplies, as well as relief funds for health care providers, could be cut back soon.
A study published in JAMA Network Open suggests that lack of internet access was associated with higher Covid-19 mortality rates in the United States. Writing for Advisory Board, expert Ty Aderhold explains how Covid-19 exposed pre-existing digital inequities, why internet accessibility is not just a rural issue, and how inequities may have a greater impact on health than we realized.
Despite data showing the coronavirus is widespread across Africa, Covid-19 hospitalization and death rates seem to be relatively low across the continent, Stephanie Nolen writes for the New York Times—leading some experts to question whether the African Union's current push to increase Covid-19 vaccination rates is the best use of health resources.
Writing for the New York Times Magazine, Kim Tingley explains how researchers and public health experts are thinking about—and responding to—the rise of the "mental-health crisis" among young people in the United States.
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday announced that she tested positive for the coronavirus after experiencing "mild cold symptoms," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Maryland and New York.
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