Several major health systems—including the University of Pennsylvania Health System, RWJBarnabas Health, and Houston Methodist—plan to require staff to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Here's why they're opting for a mandate, and why executives at other organizations say they're holding off for now.
Once vaccinated, it may feel like "it's time to pop your quarantine bubble" and start socializing more broadly—but breaking up your pandemic pod may be difficult. Writing for the New York Times, Jancee Dunn spotlights "five tales of how quarantine bubbles popped, imploded, or refused to burst."
Moderna on Tuesday announced results from a clinical trial that found its Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective in children ages 12 to 17, paving the way for the vaccine to become the second in the United States to be authorized for use in adolescents.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) on Friday announced it will not extend the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, the District of Columbia, and New Hampshire.