Author Archives: Health

In Search of the Shot

Too little covid vaccine and too great a demand: That’s what KHN readers from around the country detail in their often exasperating quest to snag a shot, although they are often clearly eligible under their local guidelines and priority system. Public health officials say the supply is growing and will meet demand in several months,… Read More »

CDC study finds nursing home residents who appear to have recovered from Covid were reinfected with an even worse case

A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta. Tami Chappell | Reuters A new CDC study found that some elderly who apparently recovered from the coronavirus later came down with a second, even worse infection — indicating that asymptomatic or mild cases may not provide a lot of… Read More »

A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New York, Researchers Report

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Risk Near You Vaccine Rollout New Variants Tracker Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New York, Researchers Report The variant contains a mutation thought to help the virus dodge the immune system, scientists… Read More »

Becerra backs price transparency, provider competition at first Senate panel

Xavier Becerra had a mostly smooth nomination hearing before the Senate health committee Tuesday despite accusations from some GOP members on his support for abortion rights, lack of medical credentials and executive experience in the face of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Becerra, the California attorney general and President Joe Biden’s pick to head up… Read More »