Month: January 2021

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Journalists Stay on Top of Rocky Vaccine Rollout

California Healthline senior correspondent Anna Maria Barry-Jester discussed California’s rocky covid-19 vaccine rollout with KALW’s “Your Call” on Wednesday. Click here to hear Barry-Jester on…

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Pandemic Sends a Couple Into Indefinite Long Distance Though Just Miles Apart

Every Sunday afternoon, Suzan Mubarak keeps an eye on her phone. That is when her boyfriend will call to let her know he’s outside her…

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As Vaccine Rollout Expands, Black Americans Still Left Behind

This story also ran on NBC News. It can be republished for free. Black Americans are still receiving covid vaccinations at dramatically lower rates than…

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If This Self-Sufficient Hospital Cannot Stand Alone, Can Any Public Hospital Survive?

In America’s health care system, dominated by hospital chain leviathans, New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, is an anomaly. It is a…

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States Move Ahead With Canada Drug Importation While Awaiting Signal From Biden

Florida, Colorado and several New England states are moving ahead with efforts to import prescription drugs from Canada, a politically popular strategy greenlighted last year…

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Kids Already Coping With Mental Disorders Spiral as Pandemic Topples Vital Support Systems

This story is part of a reporting partnership that includes NPR, Illinois Public Media and KHN. It can be republished for free. A bag of…

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Vaccination Chaos in California Fuels Push to Recall Gov. Newsom

This story also ran on Daily Beast. It can be republished for free. Joyce Hanson was thrilled when she heard Gov. Gavin Newsom announce Jan….

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The Long Road to Unwinding Trump Health Policies

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Thursday was “health day” in President Joe Biden’s sprint to launch his presidency, and he…

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Nuevos casos de Covid caen un 25% o más a medida que cambian conductas

Una docena de estados están reportando caídas del 25% o más en nuevos casos de covid-19, y más de 1,200 condados también observan esta baja,…

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Huge Gaps in Vaccine Data Make It Next to Impossible to Know Who Got the Shots

As they rush to vaccinate millions of Americans, health officials are struggling to collect critically important information — such as race, ethnicity and occupation —…

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At Colorado’s Rural Edges, Vaccines Help Assisted Living Homes Crack Open the Doors

This story also ran on The Denver Post. It can be republished for free. Bingo is back in the dining room. In-person visits have returned,…

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4 Vital Health Issues — Not Tied to Covid — That Congress Addressed in Massive Spending Bill

This story also ran on NPR. It can be republished for free. Late last month, before President Joe Biden took office and proposed his pandemic…

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Baby Blues: First-Time Parents Blindsided by ‘the Birthday Rule’ and a $207,455 NICU Bill

In the nine months leading up to her due date, Kayla Kjelshus and her husband, Mikkel, meticulously planned for their daughter’s arrival. This story also…

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Encuesta: casi la mitad de los adultos ahora quiere vacunarse contra covid lo antes posible

La renuencia de los estadounidenses a vacunarse contra covid-19 está disminuyendo, según una encuesta publicada el miércoles 27 de enero. Casi la mitad de los…

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Remdesivir, Given to Half of Hospitalized Covid Patients in U.S., Is Big Win for Gilead — Boosted by Taxpayers

It was the end of April — just as the U.S. confirmed its millionth covid-19 case and 50,000 deaths — when White House adviser Dr….

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If I Have Cancer, Dementia or MS, Should I Get the Covid Vaccine?

This story also ran on CNN. It can be republished for free. As public demand grows for limited supplies of covid-19 vaccines, questions remain about…

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Poll: Nearly Half of American Adults Now Want the Covid Vaccine — ASAP

Use Our Content It can be republished for free. Americans’ reluctance to get vaccinated for covid-19 is waning, according to a poll released Wednesday. Nearly…

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Three (3) years previous experience in clinical coding. The Application and Adoption Specialist’s main responsibility is to ensure that 3M’s implemented…

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Por qué ni siquiera la presión presidencial podría acelerar las vacunas contra covid

Miles de estadounidenses están muriendo a causa de covid-19, pero los esfuerzos para aumentar la producción de vacunas que potencialmente salvan vidas están en un…

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California’s Top Hospital Lobbyist Cements Influence in Covid Crisis

SACRAMENTO — As intensive care units filled and coronavirus cases surged over the holidays, Carmela Coyle invoked a World War II-era quote attributed to British…

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Readers and Tweeters Fight Stigma and Salute Front-Line Workers

Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. In…

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Activistas antivacunas difunden falsas teorías de que las dosis de covid son letales

Los grupos antivacunas están explotando el sufrimiento y la muerte de las personas que se enferman después de recibir la vacuna contra covid, lo que…

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Estados permiten contratar profesionales de salud extranjeros por la pandemia

Cuando los hospitales de todo el país luchan contra la nueva ola de la pandemia, no son camas ni ventiladores lo que escasean. Son las…

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Vaccine Ramp-Up Squeezes Covid Testing and Tracing

This story also ran on Los Angeles Times. It can be republished for free. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, under growing pressure to jump-start a faltering…

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Anti-Vaccine Activists Peddle Theories That Covid Shots Are Deadly, Undermining Vaccination

Anti-vaccine groups are exploiting the suffering and death of people who happen to fall ill after receiving a covid shot, threatening to undermine the largest…

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Health Issues Carried Weight on the Campaign Trail. What Could Biden Do in His First 100 Days?

Joe Biden ran on an expansive health care platform during his 2020 presidential campaign, with a broad array of promises such as adding a government-sponsored…

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Trump’s Pardons Included Health Care Execs Behind Massive Frauds

Use Our Content It can be republished for free. At the last minute, President Donald Trump granted pardons to several individuals convicted in huge Medicare…

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Covid Vaccine Rollout Leaves Most Older Adults Confused Where to Get Shots

Use Our Content It can be republished for free. Over a month into a massive vaccination program, most older Americans report they don’t know where…

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The Biden Health Agenda

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. President Joe Biden wasted no time getting down to work. Among the raft of executive…

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De puerta en puerta para crear confianza en las vacunas contra covid en la Pequeña Habana

La Pequeña Habana es un barrio de Miami que, hasta la pandemia, era conocido por su activa vida en las calles, a lo largo de…