Scientists Examine Kids’ Unique Immune Systems as More Fall Victim to Covid

Scientists Examine Kids’ Unique Immune Systems as More Fall Victim to Covid

Doctors are trying to figure out why some kids become much sicker than others and, in rare cases, don’t survive. …

ICUs Are Filled With Covid — And Regret

ICUs Are Filled With Covid — And Regret

Unvaccinated people are filling intensive care beds and dying of covid in record numbers in Tennessee and other Southern states. Many tell their nurses and doctors they regret the decision not to get the vaccine when they could. …

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Delta Changes the Covid-19 Conversation

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Delta Changes the Covid Conversation

With COVID-19 cases on the upswing again around the country, partisan division remains over addressing the pandemic and vaccination.

Novavaxs Effort to Vaccinate the World, From Zero to Not Quite Warp Speed

Novavax’s Effort to Vaccinate the World, From Zero to Not Quite Warp Speed

Novavax is a vaccine company that, despite $2 billion in new federal and international funding, still hasn’t come through with a licensed covid vaccine. It hopes it can still help to fight the global covid scourge, but will it deliver? …

khns covid vaccine health what the health here comes reconciliation

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Here Comes Reconciliation

Democrats in Congress reached a tentative agreement to press ahead on a partisan bill that would dramatically expand health benefits for people on Medicare, those who buy their own insurance and individuals who have been shut out of coverage in states that didn’t expand Medicaid. Meanwhile, controversy continues to rage over…

Singing Helped Me Through Long Covid

A Break From Breathlessness: How Singing Helped Me Through Long Covid

Long before covid, music therapists used singing and wind instruments to help COPD and asthma patients. These same therapies might help patients recover from covid’s lingering symptoms as well. And though it wasn’t clinical music therapy, singing with an online choir has helped me navigate long covid. …

Dr. Gail Newel Health Officials Received Death Threats Due to COVID-19 Public Guidance and Lockdowns

‘We’re Coming for You’: For Public Health Officials, a Year of Threats and Menace

Local health officials have become the face of government authority as they work to stem the pandemic. That has made them targets for chilling threats from some of the same militia groups that stormed the U.S. Capitol. Santa Cruz leaders are among those whose daily routines now incorporate security patrols, surveillance…

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Delta Changes the Covid-19 Conversation

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Health Care as Infrastructure

President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal includes items not traditionally considered “infrastructure,” including a $400 billion expansion of home and community-based services for seniors and people with disabilities, and a $50 billion effort to replace water pipes lined with lead. Meanwhile, the politics of covid-19 are turning to how or whether Americans…