A number of schools throughout the country have reopened for in-person classes, and more are planning on reopening soon. But are children who attend in-person classes at greater risk of catching the new coronavirus than those who don't? Here's what new research says.
Health care workers have been working in extended crisis mode for nearly a year—and that strain has created a new type of exhaustion that leaders must find a way to balance, Merete Wedell-Wedellsborg writes for Harvard Business Review. She shares three tips on ways leaders can "find the mental strength to lead through the last mile" of the pandemic.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar early last week announced that the federal government would begin distributing its reserve of Covid-19 vaccine doses, leading many states to expand eligibility for the vaccine with the understanding that they would soon receive additional doses. However, Azar on Friday indicated that the federal government already had been distributing those reserve doses, meaning there are no extra doses available for states to ramp up vaccinations, state officials say.
President-elect Joe Biden has chosen David Kessler—pediatrician, lawyer, and former head of FDA under former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton—to help lead Operation Warp Speed, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia and New York.