CDC early Friday issued its first recommendations for who should receive booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine—and, in a departure from an advisory committee's guidance, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky opted to recommend boosters for those at risk of coronavirus exposure due to their jobs.
Nearly half of unvaccinated Americans say they may be willing to get vaccinated but have not because of different challenges, Meryl Kornfield reports for the Washington Post. And while providers and volunteers have made efforts to reach this population, they remain hindered by a lack of funding. Advisory Board’s experts share some thoughts on how different stakeholders can reach this population.
While exercise plays an important part in weight management, a new study published in Current Biology suggests most people only burn about 72 calories for every 100 calories they expect to burn during their workout—potentially undermining weight loss efforts, Gretchen Reynolds writes for the New York Times.
The delta variant now makes up more than 99% of Covid-19 cases in the United States, daily Covid-19 deaths are the highest they've been since early March, and more in this week's roundup of Covid-19 news.
CDC this week released new resources to help identify multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, a rare but serious immune response linked to Covid-19, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Georgia, and Illinois.