Following weeks of declining Covid-19 cases, South Africa appears to have passed its omicron wave, experts say. But experts caution against generalizing South Africa's experience—and warn that even if omicron spurs a rapid rise and quick decline in the United States, hospitals in the country are still at risk of being overwhelmed.
While children still make up a small percentage of overall Covid-19 hospitalizations, rates of pediatric Covid-19 hospitalizations are rising to record numbers—and experts say the rise likely stems from low pediatric vaccination rates.
The number of new daily Covid-19 cases in the United States has more than quadrupled over the past month—but many public health experts warn that even these figures are likely an undercount, particularly as more people rely on rapid at-home tests that often aren't officially reported.
Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and former CEO of Theranos, on Monday was found guilty on four of 11 counts of fraud charged against her, a ruling that some experts say sends a message to founders and executives at other tech startups.
Effective Jan. 1, a new federal law bans many "surprise" bills from out-of-network providers working at in-network facilities, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Georgia, and Virginia.
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