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Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services has been on record throughout his career for this type of health care system. But the president doesn’t support it, which is the position that counts. Read more from OnSachem News.
Dr. Paloma Marin-Nevarez graduated from medical school during the pandemic. We follow the rookie doctor for her first months working at a hospital in Fresno, California, as she grapples with isolation, anti-mask rallies and an overwhelming number of deaths. Read more from OnSachem News.
Montana’s pick for health director has garnered both praise and criticism for his past in Kentucky, where he sought to add work requirements to the state’s Medicaid program and was a top health official amid a hepatitis A outbreak. Read more from OnSachem News.
On Monday, Connecticut will be the first state to begin vaccinating anyone from age 55 to 64 — instead of people with chronic health issues and essential workers. Read more from OnSachem News.
Churches are the keystone of a major campaign to bring good information about covid vaccines to Black communities. But pastors are finding that scarce supplies and a clumsy rollout are complicating efforts to urge vaccination. Read more from OnSachem News.
CNN's Natasha Chen reports on the US ramping up it's vaccination effort following the CDC's approval of Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine. Read more from OnSachem News.
An Ohio police officer made it his mission to help seniors get appointments for the coronavirus vaccine. CNN's Jason Carroll reports how Ron Craig went beyond the call of duty to make the connections for rural seniors. Read more from OnSachem News.
Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned against relaxing pandemic restrictions throughout the US even though Covid-19 cases have plateaued, citing how premature relaxations of restrictions can lead to new spikes in cases. Read more from OnSachem News.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Johnson & Johnson announced on Saturday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older. Read more from OnSachem News.
CNN's Pamela Brown talks with Ed Hornick, a Yahoo News editor who had coronavirus over a year ago, but still deals with symptoms daily. Read more from OnSachem News.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to a father participating in a trial examining how Fluvoxamine, an antidepressant, affects Covid-19 patients after being diagnosed with the virus. Read more from OnSachem News.
Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted to recommend the agency grant emergency use authorization to Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine. Read more from OnSachem News.
More than a month into the Biden administration, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the nominee to run the Department of Health and Human Services, finally got his confirmation hearings in the Senate, along with nominees for surgeon general and assistant secretary for health. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court announced it would hear a case challenging the Trump administration’s regulation that effectively evicted Planned Parenthood from the federal family planning program. Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Tami Luhby of CNN and Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Also this week, Rovner interviews HuffPost’s Jonathan Cohn, whose new book, “The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage,” is out this week. Read more from OnSachem News.
As the Biden administration pushes to administer 100 million vaccines within the President's first 100 days in office, mass vaccination sites are opening up. Adrienne Broaddus is live at a mass vaccination center in Chicago. Read more from OnSachem News.
Pandemic news is constantly changing. Stacker lays out a 2021 timeline of key COVID-19 developments using White House briefings and news reports. Read more from OnSachem News.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky said scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were "muzzled" and "diminished" by the Trump team, especially during the pandemic. She aims to fix that. Read more from OnSachem News.
The measure, which took effect Jan. 1, removes loopholes that made it easy for insurers to use arcane company guidelines to avoid paying for care. Patients now have an easier way to challenge those denials. Read more from OnSachem News.
Covid has pressed the Food and Drug Administration into its fastest vaccine reviews ever — which are still painfully slow, critics say. Read more from OnSachem News.
A student sought counseling help after feeling panicked when she had trouble paying a big tuition bill. A weeklong stay in a psychiatric hospital followed — along with a $3,413 bill. The hospital soft-pedaled its charity care policy. Read more from OnSachem News.
A Guardian/KHN analysis of deaths nationwide indicates that at least 1 in 8 health workers lost in the pandemic died after the vaccine became available, narrowly missing the protection that might have saved their lives. Read more from OnSachem News.
The staff at L.A. County’s public rehabilitation hospital is helping mostly Latino, low-income patients recover the basic functions of daily life robbed from them during weeks or months of critical covid illness. Read more from OnSachem News.
More than a dozen slum residents in Bhopal, India, say they thought they were being vaccinated for Covid-19. They say they later discovered from local activists that some of them hadn't been given an approved vaccine and had unwittingly taken part in a Phase 3 clinical trial for India's home… Read more from OnSachem News.
Former ICU nurse Rachel Ellsworth says she quit her job because of the stress of caring for Covid-19 patients and the irritable person she became. She decided to move her family here and start a new life. Read more from OnSachem News.
A KHN investigation found covid vaccine registration and information websites at the federal, state and local levels are flouting disability rights laws and limiting the ability of people who are blind or visually impaired to sign up for shots. Read more from OnSachem News.
Montana is one of the latest states looking to aggressively check welfare eligibility to cut costs. Supporters of such steps say it’s about what’s fair — weeding out those who don’t qualify for assistance — while opponents say it will cut loose enrollees who actually need help. Read more from OnSachem News.
As experts race to get an approved test for covid variants, officials are severely restricted from sharing information about the cases. That makes it harder to protect others. Read more from OnSachem News.
- Suffolk’s daily and weekly COVID-19 infection rates hold steady
- Sachem's COVID slowdown: Just two daily positives in latest update
- Replay: Trump delivers remarks at CPAC 2021
- COVID-19 latest — Suffolk's 7-day infection rate at 4%, FDA allows Johnson & Johnson's vaccine, Sachem 6th and 12th graders return full-time March 8
- Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine authorized by U.S. FDA for emergency use
- COVID-19 weeklong infection rate holds at 4.0% in Suffolk County
- COVID-19 latest — Sachem students to return 5 days a week, Daily infection rate remains 3.9%, Cuomo proposes Medicaid reimbursement cuts
- Ronkonkoma crash kills 21-year-old quad operator from Bohemia
- Sachem 6th and 12th graders return full-time March 8 as COVID-19 infections slow
- COVID-19 daily infection rate holds steady at 3.9% in Suffolk County