Throughout the pandemic, the federal government has provided Americans with Covid-19 vaccines and treatments free-of-charge, but this will soon change as health officials plan a transition to commercial purchasing—a move health experts say will bring new challenges with "reimbursement, equitable access to vaccines and treatment, and distribution," Stephanie Armour reports for the Wall Street Journal.
New research found that Covid-19 travel restrictions cut hospitals' medical tourism revenue by an estimated $1.9 billion in 2020 and 2021, Alex Kacik reports for Modern Healthcare. See the impact on our interactive chart.
The United Kingdom becomes the first country to authorize a booster targeting the omicron variant, Covid-19 patients may experience hair loss after infection, and more in this week's roundup of Covid-19 news.
CDC on Wednesday said they were investigating a "fast-moving" E. Coli outbreak that has sickened 14 people in Ohio and 15 in Michigan, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, Massachusetts, and New York.