Although the vast majority of Covid-19 cases in children are mild, childhood hospitalizations are rising as the disease surges again nationwide—and some providers are concerned the delta variant may cause more serious symptoms in children than earlier variants of the coronavirus.
Federal officials are looking to authorize additional Covid-19 doses for people with weakened immune systems amid recommendations from public health officials, including Anthony Fauci—but some experts still advise caution against providing booster doses too soon.
CMS last week said it planned to rescind the Trump administration's "most favored nation" rule, which aimed to align certain Medicare Part B drug prices with the lower prices paid in other countries. But the agency suggested it may seek to implement a similar rule in the future.
The Biden administration plans to require all foreign travelers coming to the United States to be vaccinated against Covid-19 before entering the country, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Tennessee, and Texas.