More than 50 health care organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association, on Monday called on health care employers to require staff to get vaccinated against Covid-19—as California, New York City, and the VA all tightened their own vaccine guidance.
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is promoting an ambitious new project that aims to mitigate or prevent future pandemics by developing "prototype" vaccines for 20 families of viruses.
Masking, social distancing, and other measures aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19 had the "unintended but welcome effect" of stopping other respiratory viruses, Tara Parker-Pope writes for the New York Times. But now that those prevention measures are being rolled back, common respiratory viruses have returned with a vengeance—and people's immune systems are struggling to keep up.
The Tennessee Department of Health resumes its vaccine outreach programs to children after initially suspending them earlier this month, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arkansas, Colorado, and Tennessee.