The Supreme Court last week ruled that CMS could require most health care workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19—but U.S. officials still don't know exactly how many health care workers remain unvaccinated due to a lack of reliable immunization data.
Omicron's spread plagued health care leaders with critical tradeoffs. How should they decide? We took a deep dive into the two biggest tradeoffs: navigating the workforce crisis and strategizing public health messaging.
The highly transmissible omicron variant is likely increasing the number of breakthrough infections among the vaccinated as it continues to surge across the United States. And while research suggests these infections can significantly increase immunity against future coronavirus infections, many health experts still encourage pandemic precautions post-breakthrough.
Early data suggests that omicron proliferates more quickly in the throat than in the nose, which has led some experts to debate whether throat-swabbing would improve the accuracy of rapid Covid-19 tests. Now, a new study published in medRxiv shines light on which swabbing method most accurately detects coronavirus.
Researchers are now testing a Covid-19 vaccine patch for long-term protection against the coronavirus, Pfizer says its Covid-19 antiviral drug appears to be effective against omicron, and more in this week's roundup of Covid-19 news.
Surgeons successfully transplanted kidneys from a genetically modified pig into a 57-year-old brain-dead patient's abdomen, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alabama, Greece, and Washington.