A survey of nearly 5,000 nurses in the United States conducted by the American Nurses Association and COVID Vaccine Facts for Nurses identified what percentage of nurses support vaccine mandates—and, among those who don't, what their primary concerns are.
As some states set Covid-19 hospitalization records, many overwhelmed hospitals are outsourcing patients on planes, helicopters, and ambulances to distant cities and states for treatment, Heather Hollingsworth and Jim Salter write for the Associated Press.
More than one million doses of Covid-19 vaccines were administered on Thursday, according to CDC data, even as Covid-19 cases began to overwhelm some hospitals. Here's what hospitals are seeing on the ground—and what CDC's director said about the possibility of future annual Covid-19 booster shots.
The U.S. will start administering booster shots in September, pending final FDA assessment and CDC recommendation. Advisory Board experts Regina Lohr and Pamela Divack detailed six considerations for health care leaders across the ecosystem to be as prepared as possible.
President Joe Biden this week unveiled a new plan requiring nursing homes to vaccinate their employees or lose federal funding—but some industry members are concerned the mandate will further exacerbate current staffing shortages and make it harder for facilities to care for their residents. Advisory Board's Monica Westhead weighs in on the new mandate.