May 10, 2021

Weekly review: Why millennials and Gen Z aren't getting vaccinated—and what to do about it

Daily Briefing

    America's 100 best hospitals, according to Fortune; India's Covid-19 surge (and the "double mutant" variant), explained; and more.

    Why millennials and Gen Z aren't getting vaccinated—and what to do about it (Monday, April 26)

    Millennials and Gen Zers are increasingly hesitant to get vaccinated against Covid-19, but officials say there's a way to reach young adults with public health messaging tailored to their concerns and questions.

    India's Covid-19 surge (and the 'double mutant' variant), explained (Tuesday, April 27)

    Spurred by a "double whammy" of relaxed pandemic precautions and the emergence of more contagious variants, India is reporting nearly a quarter-million new Covid-19 cases per day, overwhelming hospitals and crematoriums. Here's where India's epidemic stands, including an update on the so-called "double mutant" coronavirus spreading rapidly in parts of the country.

    Our 7 takeaways from Medicare's first big payment rule under Biden (Wednesday, April 28)

    In late April, CMS released the 1,914-page Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule for fiscal year 2022. As Advisory Board's Heather Bell, Ye Hoffman, and Shay Pratt write, this is the first inpatient payment update rule from the Biden administration—and it shows CMS is preparing to act on some of President Biden's top priorities.

    America's 100 best hospitals, according to Fortune (Thursday, April 29)

    Fortune Magazine and IBM Watson Health on Tuesday released their list of the top 100 hospitals and top 15 health systems in the United States, and 92 are Advisory Board members. Find out if your hospital or health system made the list.

    Is America's coronavirus future 'good,' 'bad,' or 'ugly'? It's all three. (Friday, April 30)

    Since February, Advisory Board's Brandi Greenberg has been tracking three ways the U.S. coronavirus epidemic could end: the "good," the "bad," and the "ugly." But new data, she says, has forced her to revise her expectations about what Covid-19's future will look like—for America and for the world.

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