The health system is now allowing one adult visitor per patient each day across all of its hospitals and clinics, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Missouri, and South Dakota.
As children make up fewer than 2% of reported Covid-19 cases globally, health officials around the world are considering when to reopen schools—but researchers warn that studies on whether children can transmit the new coronavirus have shown mixed results.
On Friday, scientists separately published long-awaited findings on two closely watched experimental treatments for Covid-19—Gilead's remdesivir and hydroxychloroquine, which is often touted by President Trump—and one study was more promising than the other.
People worldwide are anxiously awaiting the creation of an effective vaccine for the new coronavirus, which is being touted as a beacon of hope for ending the Covid-19 pandemic. But experts say the public should be measured in their expectations for the vaccine—and shouldn't expect it to eradicate the virus entirely.