Working from home has long gotten a bad rap among health care executives, who worry their workforce can't be productive when working remotely. But according to Advisory Board's Serena Bernthal-Jones and Rachel Zuckerman, more leaders are embracing telework both during and beyond the Covid-19 epidemic—and finding creative ways to keep staff engaged from home.
A handful of recent studies suggest that the coronavirus vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna not only prevent people who are exposed to the virus from contracting Covid-19, but also prevent them from spreading the virus to others—and some experts say public health messaging should start reflecting that benefit.
President Biden and other federal officials on Wednesday lambasted states for relaxing coronavirus-related restrictions, arguing the rollbacks could imperil public health at a critical juncture in the epidemic. But governors in Texas and Louisiana defended their decisions to end mask mandates and other restrictions.
The increasingly "convoluted strings of letters, numbers, and dots" used to identify the novel coronavirus variants—such as B.1.135 and B.1.1.7—are difficult for even health experts to keep track of, let alone the average layperson, Apoorva Mandavilli and Benjamin Mueller write for the New York Times. So why do we use such complex naming conventions—and what might be an easier alternative?
Country music star Dolly Parton on Tuesday received a dose of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine at Vanderbilt Health on video to encourage others to get the vaccine, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from New York, Ohio, and Tennessee.