Despite CMS' federal vaccine mandate, many health care workers remain unvaccinated—including a significant number of nursing home workers who have sought out potentially unwarranted medical exemptions, Emily Hopkins and Andrea Suozzo report for ProPublica. Advisory Board's Monica Westhead and Blake Zissman weigh in on how to navigate this predicament.
Writing for the New York Times, Aaron Carroll, the chief health officer of Indiana University, explains which measures public health experts should focus on instead of debating "things that have become hopelessly politicized like mask mandates."
As Covid-19 hospitalizations continue to drop in many parts of the United States, CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on Wednesday said most Americans can wait until the fall to receive a second booster shot.
The Department of Justice charged 21 people over the past nine days in a nationwide push to prosecute individuals who exploited the pandemic through Covid-related fraud schemes, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Iowa, and Maryland.