For a new study, CDC researchers examined the association between mask mandates, indoor or outdoor restaurant dining, and Covid-19 cases and deaths in counties across the United States between March 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020. Here's what they found.
Although medical experts have long recognized alcohol as a risk factor for cancer, relatively few Americans are aware of the health risks posed by alcohol consumption. Now, as alcohol misuse surges amid the pandemic, officials are doubling down on their warnings—with some even going so far as to recommend adding cancer warnings to alcohol labels.
One of the most ubiquitous tools in business is the SWOT analysis, in which you list the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats facing your group. The problem is that, as traditionally used, a SWOT analysis "does not offer a clear path to action," Laurence Minsky and David Aron write for the Harvard Business Review. Here's what they recommend instead.
CDC recommends states prioritize vaccinating frontline workers and those with high-risk medical conditions, as well as the elderly. But some states have instead opted to vaccinate by primarily age group to streamline the process—a move that has some health experts concerned, while others argue it makes the process quicker and fairer.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D) top aides allegedly pressured state health officials to remove data showing more than 9,000 nursing home residents had died of Covid-19 from a July 2020 report, sources have told multiple news outlets, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, New York, and Michigan.