The latest COVID-19 news relevant to physicians when it comes to the business of medicine.
December 8th 2023
The top news stories in primary care today.
December 6th 2023
National Institutes of Health announce program as potential model for future care.
December 4th 2023
November 17th 2023
Wrong claims exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interventions helped spread the facts and create a base for future efforts.
November 6th 2023
New survey shows misinformation is eroding public trust in immunizations.
'Frustrated, burned out, abandoning hope' – physicians need support now in Washington, D.C., and around the nation
Solutions for doctor shortage won’t be easy or fast, but they could be effective, AMA president says.
Primary care and public health – ‘We need to talk to each other’
American Public Health Association leader discusses legislation and a holistic view of U.S. health care.
Primary care left gutted by COVID-19 pandemic
Health care is busy and getting busier, but there are possible solutions that could help physicians and other clinicians, according to a new report.
Patients offer reasons why they are not getting COVID-19 vaccine boosters
Survey examines slow uptake of vaccines among adults.
Independent practices fared relatively well in patient volume during pandemic
Number of in-person visits declined less than among vertically integrated practices, study reveals
Nobel Prize for medicine goes to developers of mRNA vaccines
Technology was used for rapid creation of shots against COVID-19.
New COVID vaccine receives mixed response
Republicans are more likely to say they are not getting the vaccine and that it isn’t safe
HHS unveils $45 million grant program to aid in treating long COVID
Funds will go primarily to clinics treating historically underserved groups
HHS resumes providing home COVID tests
Biden administration announces $600 million in funding for at-home tests that will be mailed to those requesting them
Health insurance covered 92.1% of Americans in 2022
Census Bureau releases estimates that show uninsured rate is decreasing in recent years.
FDA approves emergency use for updated COVID-19 vaccines
New shots scheduled to arrive this fall; CDC to discuss clinical recommendations tomorrow.
Feds continue hunting for medical fraud amid schemes launched in COVID-19 pandemic
List of criminal and civil actions is growing and Justice Department says there’s more to come.
Medical misinformation leaves patients in ‘muddled middle’ for health care knowledge
KFF survey analyzes false statements and finds people put trust in ‘probably.’
New study sheds light on doctors’ use of social media to spread COVID-19 misinformation
Twitter, Facebook were most frequently-used platforms
Physician could get prison time for phony insurance claims related to COVID-19 tests
U.S. Department of Justice claims first conviction by jury trial for pandemic fraud charges.
Mental health impact of COVID remains for doctors and patients
Survey finds stress levels for many are higher now than during height of the pandemic
EHR, prescriptions, values all contributed to physician burnout during COVID-19 pandemic
Survey results suggest more support for physicians would help.
Are COVID-19 mortality rates linked to party affiliation?
Study suggests greater numbers of excess deaths during pandemic in Republican-leaning areas
‘Missing Americans’ – Early deaths surge in the United States, and not just because of COVID-19
With no major policy shifts to tackle public health problems, it’s going to get worse.
Health care workforce ‘in disarray’ even as COVID-19 pandemic subsides
Survey of physicians, nurses highlights burnout and things that could improve hospital job conditions.
How the COVID-19 pandemic eased worries about affording health care
Federal laws maintained Medicaid enrollment and made Marketplace plans more affordable for more people.
What to know about new CDC Director Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH
President taps internal medicine physician with government experience.
Were you harassed online during the COVID-19 pandemic? You’re not alone
Social media exploded with caustic criticism when physicians shared the facts and advocated for personal and public health.
Lawmakers grill CDC Director Walensky over COVID-19 pandemic response
House committee debates credibility, accuracy, and influence of politics and science.
House committee drills down on CDC future, actions in COVID-19 pandemic
More authority? More oversight? More data? More communication? Physicians, lawmakers, public health experts ponder what lessons will make a difference going forward.
FDA gives nod to Paxlovid for treating COVID-19
Medication is the first in pill form to receive approval
The COVID-19 public health emergency is over. Should health care workers keep wearing face masks with patients?
Physicians debate merits of face covers as virus becomes endemic in the population.
The dream of a universal flu vaccine is closer to reality
Seasonal influenza kills hundreds of thousands of people every year due to a constantly changing virus and highly inefficient vaccine production. A universal flu vaccine could deal with the first problem, and mRNA technology with the second.
As COVID-19 public health emergency ends, HHS outlines what changes, what remains in health care
Here’s what to know, according to the federal health agency.
CDC plans changes to COVID-19 reporting when public health emergency ends
Authority to compile some numbers will expire May 11.
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