A significant majority of patients who've been hospitalized for Covid-19 still had at least one symptom of the disease six months after they'd recovered from their initial coronavirus infection, according to a first-of-its-kind study—and some long-term symptoms were more common than others.
To encourage frontline staff to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, health systems are offering employees everything from gift cards, $500 bonuses, free breakfasts at Waffle House, raffle tickets, and even socially distanced parties. Advisory Board's Monica Westhead outlines five common concerns and misconceptions related to the Covid-19 vaccine—and how to address them with staff.
America's Covid-19 vaccine rollout appeared to accelerate on Monday, even as Senate Democrats called on the Trump administration to provide states with more guidance and resources to help them execute their vaccination plans more quickly.
Officials have identified a new, more-contagious variant of the novel coronavirus in the United States and roughly 44 other countries, but experts worry that the United States and other countries have been slow to track the variant's spread—meaning they could be unaware of how widespread the variant already may be.
Brian Monahan, Congress's attending physician, has warned members of Congress that they may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus virus while they were locked down together amid rioting that occurred at the Capitol on Wednesday, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia and Texas.