As the delta variant spreads through the United States and Covid-19 cases spike, health policy officials and public health experts—including Anthony Fauci, Scott Gottlieb, and more—are split on when they believe the surge will start to decline, with some predicting it could wind down this month and others hypothesizing it won't peak until October.
Hospitals in Florida, Louisiana, and other states with rapidly rising Covid-19 case rates are seeing surges in hospitalized Covid-19 patients that are, in some cases, surpassing the surges they saw over the winter—a problem that's exacerbated by staff shortages.
The health care industry has been focused on getting as many people vaccinated as possible against Covid-19. But the nation's "decentralized" vaccination campaign has created a new challenge—how to monitor people trying to get unauthorized booster shots, Rachel Cohrs writes for STAT News.
CDC added four new countries to its Level 4 travel risk category, urging people to avoid those locations amid rising coronavirus cases, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arkansas, Georgia, and Illinois.