Tag: COVID-19

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Schedule Online Visits First? It’s the Next Big Thing in Health Insurance

At the height of the covid-19 pandemic, people often relied on telemedicine for doctor visits. Now, insurers are betting that some patients liked it enough…

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Insurance Focused on Virtual Visits? The Pros and Cons of a New Twist in Health Plans

At the height of the covid-19 pandemic, people often relied on telemedicine for doctor visits. Now, insurers are betting that some patients liked it enough…

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The Politics of Vaccine Mandates

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you…

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El resultado de una prueba de covid puede tardar horas, o hasta cinco días, dependiendo en donde vives

En una semana reciente, una neoyorquina tuvo una prueba gratuita de covid-19 en un abrir y cerrar de ojos, y su resultado al día siguiente,…

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Covid Testing, Turnaround Times Are Still Uneven This Far Into Pandemic

In one recent week, a New Yorker got a free covid-19 test in a jiffy, with results the next day, while a Coloradan had to…

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Trabajadores de salud alertan sobre el aumento de la violencia en hospitales

El departamento de emergencias del Hospital San Leandro, en California, donde trabaja la enfermera Mawata Kamara, se cerró de urgencia cuando un visitante, preocupado por…

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Centros de órganos a pacientes de trasplantes: vacúnense contra covid o bajarán en la lista de espera

Un candidato a trasplante de riñón de Colorado que fue puesto en estado inactivo por no vacunarse contra covid-19 se ha convertido en el ejemplo…

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Community Clinics Shouldered Much of the Vaccine Rollout. Many Haven’t Been Paid.

Community clinics in California say they haven’t been paid for at least 1 million covid-19 vaccine doses given since January, creating a “massive cash flow…

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‘Are You Going to Keep Me Safe?’ Hospital Workers Sound Alarm on Rising Violence

The San Leandro Hospital emergency department, where nurse Mawata Kamara works, went into lockdown recently when a visitor, agitated about being barred from seeing a…

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Journalists Examine Vaccination Rates Among Student Nurses and in Covid Hot Spots

Contributing writer and former KHN correspondent Michelle Andrews discussed difficulties in providing clinical training to student nurses who refuse to get vaccinated on CBS News…

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New Law Bans Harassment at Vaccination Sites, but Free Speech Concerns Persist

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It’s now illegal in California to harass people on their way into a vaccination clinic, under a law signed Friday by Gov….

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New California Law Bans Harassment at Vaccination Sites, but Free Speech Concerns Persist

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It’s now illegal in California to harass people on their way into a vaccination clinic, under a law signed Friday by Gov….

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Ser inmune a covid por haberlo tenido o estar vacunado, ¿es lo mismo?

El doctor Aaron Kheriaty, profesor de psiquiatría en la Universidad de California-Irvine, pensó que no necesitaba vacunarse contra covid porque había sufrido la enfermedad en…

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Covid Immunity Through Infection or Vaccination: Are They Equal?

Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, a University of California-Irvine psychiatry professor, felt he didn’t need to be vaccinated against covid because he’d fallen ill with the disease…

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From Sewers to Golf Courses, Cities See Green With New Federal Covid Relief Dollars

Duluth, Minnesota, is hiring a social worker to help people with addiction and mental health problems. Pueblo, Colorado, started paying homeless residents to clean city…

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NY Reaches Agreement With DOJ Over Vaccine Access for Blind People

Five New York state and local government agencies agreed to fix covid-19 vaccine websites to make them accessible for blind users following a Department of…

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Organ Centers to Transplant Patients: Get a Covid Shot or Move Down on Waitlist

A Colorado kidney transplant candidate who was bumped to inactive status for failing to get a covid-19 vaccine has become the most public example of…

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Abortion Politics Front and Center

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Our Covid Cocoon: The Parents Aren’t Alright (But Help May Be Coming)

HELENA, Mont. — My unvaccinated 7-year-old son began hacking and sneezing in late September as the hospitals in our home state of Montana started buckling…

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Collins’ Skillful Piloting Helped NIH Steer Clear of Political Minefields

It’s remarkable that the reputation of the National Institutes of Health has remained mostly intact through the covid-19 pandemic, even as other federal science agencies,…

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California Vaccine Mandate Extends to Aides for People With Disabilities

Workers in adult and senior care facilities and in-home aides have been added to the list of California health workers who must be fully vaccinated…

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Mandatory Vaccines for Health Care Workers Might Upend Nurses’ Training

Kaitlyn Hevner expects to complete a 15-month accelerated nursing program at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville in December. For her clinical training this…

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Student Nurses Who Refuse Vaccination Struggle to Complete Degrees

Kaitlyn Hevner expects to complete a 15-month accelerated nursing program at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville in December. For her clinical training this…

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Journalists Drill Down on Covid Vaccine Boosters, Misinformation Online

KHN Midwest correspondent Lauren Weber discussed how hospitals are dealing with covid-19 on WOSU’s “All Sides With Ann Fisher” on Tuesday. Weber also discussed the…

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Santa Cruz Health Officials Honored for Persevering in Covid Battle Against Tide of ‘Denialism’

Two California public health officials who pressed forward with aggressive measures to contain covid-19 even while enduring death threats and harassment will be honored with…

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The Health Agenda Still on Hold

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. Democrats on Capitol Hill missed their deadline to finish two huge bills that constitute…

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A Colorado Town Is About as Vaccinated as It Can Get. Covid Still Isn’t Over There.

San Juan County, Colorado, can boast that 99.9% of its eligible population has received at least one dose of covid-19 vaccine, putting it in the…

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Readers and Tweeters Feel Americans’ Pain

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. This…

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¿Un test de covid más caro que un Tesla? En Texas es posible

Cuando covid-19 golpeó el año pasado, la compañía de Travis Warner se puso más ocupada que nunca. Instala sistemas de video e Internet, y con…

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Covid Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites

Rural Americans are dying of covid at more than twice the rate of their urban counterparts — a divide that health experts say is likely…