THE OUTLOOK FOR HEALTH CARE IN 2023:

What you need to know about the forces reshaping our industry.

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July 25, 2022

Weekly review: Should you get your booster now—or wait? Here's what experts say.

Daily Briefing

    Where monkeypox is spreading in the United States, President Joe Biden tests positive for Covid-19, and more.

    Mapped: Where monkeypox is spreading in the US (Monday, July 18)

    As the United States experiences what Anthony Fauci called an "unprecedented" spread of monkeypox, some health experts have criticized the country's response, saying that it is "nearly impossible" to access vaccines and treatments. See where cases stand in the U.S. in our interactive map.

    Should you get your booster now—or wait? Here's what experts say. (Tuesday, July 19)

    As the United States faces a rising number of Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations from the omicron subvariant BA.5, some are wondering if it's better to get a booster now or wait for reformulated vaccines in the fall, Sam Whitehead and Arthur Allen write for Kaiser Health News.

    FTC has blocked 4 hospital mergers this year. More could be coming. (Wednesday, July 20)

    The Federal Trade Commission has increased its efforts to combat consolidation in the health care industry, blocking four hospital mergers this year alone—and this aggressive antitrust enforcement is expected to increase in the future, Harris Meyer writes for Kaiser Health News.

    President Biden tests positive for Covid-19 (Thursday, July 21)

    President Joe Biden on Thursday tested positive for Covid-19, according to a statement from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who added that Biden is experiencing "very mild symptoms."

    Amazon is buying One Medical for $3.9B. Here's our take. (Friday, July 22)

    Amazon on Thursday announced plans to buy primary care company One Medical for roughly $3.9 billion, marking the technology giant's latest move to expand into the health care industry. Advisory Board's Ty Aderhold and John League explain what the deal means for the industry—now and in the future.

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