Many Americans fretted about gaining the so-called "quarantine 15" when shelter-in-place orders and other restrictions first took effect amid the Covid-19 pandemic. But how much weight did people really gain over the last year? A new study published in JAMA Network Open sheds some light.
Nearly half of front-line health care employees have not yet received a Covid-19 vaccine—and of those, a majority say they aren't sure whether they will get vaccinated or have decided not to do so, according to a new survey from the Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation.
Interest in convalescent plasma—once called a "breakthrough" Covid-19 treatment by the Trump administration—has waned in recent weeks, as some research suggests it's not as helpful as originally thought. But other experts caution that it's too soon to write off the treatment, particularly as new, more narrowly focused studies indicate it could be an effective treatment for certain patients.
AstraZeneca on Wednesday released updated clinical trial data on its Covid-19 vaccine candidate that showed the vaccine is 76% effective at preventing Covid-19. The new analysis comes after an unusual few days in which the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases publicly raised concerns about AstraZeneca's previously released vaccine data.
In the fall of 2020, we surveyed health systems and post-acute providers to find out what Covid-19 had changed about their partnerships. Advisory Board's Aliki Karnavas and Monica Westhead share the surprising results of that survey—and the key implications for your partnerships.
President Biden during remarks on the 11th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Tuesday announced CMS is extending a special enrollment period for health plans sold on the ACA's federal exchanges from May 15 until Aug. 15, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Maryland, Ohio, and South Dakota.