A CDC study published Tuesday found that, while the omicron wave has led to record numbers of cases, a smaller proportion of these cases has led to severe outcomes and deaths. However, even with omicron's reduced severity, high patient volumes continue to stress hospitals across the country.
Scientists and health officials around the world are tracking the BA.2 subvariant of omicron, which has been referred to as "stealth omicron" because it cannot easily be identified via PCR tests. Here's what you need to know.
CMS is preparing to enforce its vaccine mandate for health care workers, but the agency may not have an accurate count of how many remain unvaccinated—and five health systems are pushing back on federal hospital vaccination data, calling it "extremely erroneous," Cheryl Clark writes for MedPage Today.
Due to its number of genetic mutations, data has indicated that the omicron variant can more easily evade prior coronavirus immunity. But just how many omicron cases have been among previously infected individuals? A new preprint study from the United Kingdom sheds light.
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Harvard Medical School, and Brown University last week published a meta-review in PLOS Digital Health that did not find any "convincing evidence" in support of mobile phone-based mental-health interventions—although some interventions appeared to perform better than "nothing or non-therapeutic interventions."
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody filed a motion to dismiss an appeal against federal Covid-19 vaccine requirements for health care workers, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Florida, and Iowa.
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