Some public health experts are concerned about CDC's decision to track only breakthrough infections that result in hospitalization or death, saying the agency may as a result make policy decisions based on flawed or incomplete data—especially as breakthrough infections become more common amid the delta variant's spread.
Many patients previously hospitalized with Covid-19 have experienced lingering symptoms for months—and for nearly half of them, at least one symptom has persisted past the one-year mark, according to a new study in The Lancet.
Despite using the same doctor, hospital, and insurer for two similar surgeries, a man received two very different bills—with the second more than $20,000 higher than the first—thanks to two "maddening health system pitfalls," Phil Galewitz writes for Kaiser Health News.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced an indoor mask mandate for all residents and vaccination requirements for certain groups, including health care workers, teachers, and college students, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, Illinois, and Mississippi.