The latest COVID-19 news relevant to physicians when it comes to the business of medicine.
February 19th 2024
The top news stories in medicine today.
February 9th 2024
Patients who view animated shorts on social media gain real knowledge about COVID-19 vaccines.
January 31st 2024
January 29th 2024
Agenda for next two years is evolving, and busy.
January 19th 2024
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.
Morning Medical Update: Research monkey shortage; COVID fourth leading cause of death; Over the counter birth control pills
The top news stories in primary care today.
End of public health emergency will limit telehealth prescribing of controlled medications
Providers need to alert patients of requirement for in-person visit to renew prescriptions for Schedule II-IV drugs
Morning Medical Update: U.S. to end COVID requirements; Adolescent suicide rates have doubled; General Mills flour recall
Morning Medical Update: Is it ‘COVID Eye’ or allergies?; Major shortage of physicians over next decade; Chatbot medical responses get good reviews
Morning Medical Update: Apple AI health coach; New COVID-19 strain Arcturus; Some melatonin gummies may be dangerous
How do physicians feel about diagnosing, treating long COVID?
De Beaumont Foundation has data from docs.
Feds pledge $9M to grants supporting primary care treatment of long COVID
AHRQ seeks clinics for research lasting up to five years.
Morning Medical Update: End-times for health care mask mandates; How Modern Natural Language Processing Is Improving Healthcare; You Think You Have Long COVID: What Now?
Morning Medical Update: Summer health checklist; Do you still need your COVID-19 vaccine card?; Five unfulfilled medical fields
Physicians agree long COVID is a problem, but they may not be ready to spot it and help
Foundation offers possible solutions to poll findings as Public Health Emergency end approaches.
Morning Medical Update: Disability advocates call for required masking; More medical schools withdraw from U.S. news rankings, Free clinics open in Las Vegas schools
Morning Medical Update: Fewer Than 10% of Patients Screened for Food Insecurity During Pandemic; Global warming causing earlier, more intense allergy seasons; Retail Health Clinic Access Increased by 51% During Pandemic
COVID-19 pandemic still affecting health care payments for physicians
Patients, payers also share 2022 perspectives as everyone deals with staffing, burnout, and high costs likely to continue this year.
Coronavirus Omicron variant, vaccine, and case numbers in the United States: March 21, 2023
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Coronavirus Omicron variant, vaccine, and case numbers in the United States: March 20, 2023
Coronavirus Omicron variant, vaccine, and case numbers in the United States: March 17, 2023
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