HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir said new guidance from the department, which preempts state and local laws, will significantly expand access to coronavirus vaccines—once they're approved—by allowing pharmacists to administer them, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania.
HHS political appointees have asked CDC to change, delay, or stop the release of the agency's weekly reports on the new coronavirus, with one administration adviser arguing the CDC reports were "hit pieces" designed to "hurt the president," according to emails obtained by Politico and interviews conducted by several news outlets.
The need to address health inequities among racial and ethnic minorities isn't new, but it's recently received a lot of attention. In this episode of Radio Advisory, host Rachel (Rae) Woods sits down with Intermountain Healthcare CEO Marc Harrison for part two of their conversation. In this episode, Harrison gives his take on the best ways for health systems to approach health equity.
Americans' trust in public health agencies, as well as in top officials such as Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx, has eroded since April, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll—and the development is leading officials to take unusual steps to reaffirm their commitment to science.
A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine reveals that young adults who are hospitalized with Covid-19 face significant risks of ventilation and death—especially if they have one of several key risk factors. Here's what you need to know.