Since the news broke about the omicron variant, Advisory Board's Pamela Divack and Andrew Mohama pondered America's coronavirus future: What are the (relatively) "good," "bad," and "ugly" scenarios? In this piece, they've updated and mapped out the possibilities.
A significant portion of health care workers remain unvaccinated, according to a new CDC analysis. As CMS' vaccine mandate for certain health care workers nears, many hospitals are concerned about losing staff, which could significantly impact their ability to provide services and care to patients.
While public health experts say existing Covid-19 vaccines are likely to protect well against the new omicron variant, they also say the variant's mutations may make vaccines somewhat less effective. To counter that risk, manufacturers including Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson are racing to test their vaccines and adapt them if needed.
The World Health Organization on Monday warned the global risk from the omicron coronavirus variant is "very high"—news that comes as CDC encouraged all eligible American adults to get booster shots of Covid-19 vaccines.
In an early-stage trial, Vertex Pharmaceuticals' new stem cell-derived treatment for Type 1 diabetes showed "striking" results—and possibly cured one man of the disease. But diabetes experts urge caution, citing the need for further research and ongoing monitoring.
A federal jury found that Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS were responsible for the opioid epidemic in two Ohio counties, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Ohio, and Washington.
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