Noting that a majority of its stores are located in "health deserts," Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos announced Wednesday that the organization is planning to offer more health care products and services to its customers—but some health advocates suggest this expansion could instead exacerbate existing issues.
President Biden on Thursday announced new rules that will require most federal workers, health care workers, and some private sector employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19—sweeping actions that a senior White House official said could affect up to 100 million Americans.
While some U.S. colleges and universities are mandating masks and vaccines for students and staff, others are eschewing such mandates—leading to simmering controversies on campus, and even prompting some professors to quit their jobs in response.
Following a virtually nonexistent flu season in 2020-2021, health officials are voicing concern that the 2021-22 season is shaping up to be significantly worse—which could cause a "twindemic" of flu and Covid-19, Felicia Schwartz writes for the Wall Street Journal. Here are how health officials are trying to fend off the worst-case scenario.
Novavax begins early-stage tests of a combined flu and Covid-19 vaccine, a study finds reducing the U.S. prison population could have prevented millions of Covid-19 cases, and more in this week's roundup of Covid-19 news.
The Department of Justice is suing Texas over its new law banning abortions after six weeks, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, the District of Columbia, Illinois, and Minnesota.