Amelia Cannon, an ED nurse in Tulsa, Okla., believes she gave Covid-19 to her three-year-old daughter after contracting it from an unvaccinated patient. In a viral Facebook post, she urges those who are still hesitant about the vaccines to get vaccinated now—to protect not only themselves, but also children like her daughter.
Writing for the New Yorker, Atul Gawande explains how Costa Rica bolstered its life expectancy from 55 in the 1950s to nearly 81 today—above the United States' life expectancy. Here are the nation's secrets to success.
In states across America, Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are hitting record highs, with some states approaching or hitting ICU capacity limits. At one medical center in Louisiana, nurses describe a "chaotic" scene but also express a firm resolve: "I'm not ever going to let someone die alone."
Coronavirus restrictions last winter kept cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) low among children, but cases are rapidly on the rise—worrying frontline health care workers about a potential surge in children infected with both RSV and the coronavirus as the viruses spread across the country.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against South Carolina's ban on school mask mandates, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Oregon, and South Carolina.