The U.S. daily case rate of the novel coronavirus appears to be slowing, but public health officials say the ongoing race between rolling out Covid-19 vaccines and the quickly circulating new coronavirus variants will ultimately determine whether the nation has finally hit a turning point in its battle against the virus. Here's what we know so far.
Major tech companies Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce are partnering with the Mayo Clinic and other leading health care companies to develop technology for digital Covid-19 vaccine passports, which would indicate whether an individual has been vaccinated against the disease. But some experts worry the technology is being developed too soon. Here's why.
More than 40% of physicians were burned out last year, according to Medscape's 2021 National Physician Burnout & Suicide Report. But as physicians grappled with America's coronavirus pandemic, physicians in some specialties reported feeling more burned out than others. See the findings, charted.
Merck on Monday announced that it will stop developing its two Covid-19 vaccine candidates, citing data indicating that the experimental vaccines prompted inadequate immune responses. Separately, President Biden on Monday suggested his administration could accelerate America's Covid-19 vaccine rollout by administering 1.5 million shots daily.
President Biden on Friday signed two executive orders aimed at easing economic hardships tied to America's coronavirus epidemic, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Florida, and New Mexico.