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

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

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

Big Leagues Balk at Endorsing Vaccination

Big Leagues Balk at Endorsing Vaccination

The major sports leagues are struggling to vaccinate enough of their players to protect the clubhouse and locker room, and few stars have stepped forward to pitch vaccination to teammates or fans. WNBA players are an exception, with a 99% vaccination rate and high-profile ads urging the public to get vaccinated….

The Delta Variant Thrives in a State of Political and Public Health Discord

The Delta Variant Thrives in a State of Political and Public Health Discord - Charlotte COVID-19 Pandemic and Vaccine News

The Delta Variant Thrives in a State of Political and Public Health Discord – Charlotte COVID-19, Pandemic and Vaccine News

Without Enough Boots on the Ground, California’s Vaccination Efforts Falter

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California’s vaccination rates have stagnated, particularly in Black and Latino inner-city neighborhoods and in rural towns. County health officials, who say trust is their most important commodity, need more money for one-on-one interactions with holdouts, but the state has instead largely funneled money to advertising firms and tech companies. …

Is Rand Paul Mixing Up the Vaccine Message for Covid Survivors?

Is Rand Paul Mixing Up the Vaccine Message for Covid Survivors

The scientific literature shows that natural immunity does provide protection against covid-19, but experts say getting vaccinated can provide additional protection against variants. …CHARLOTTE COVID-19 News

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

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

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…

Censorship or Misinformation? DeSantis and YouTube Spar Over Covid Roundtable Takedown.

Censorship or Misinformation? DeSantis and YouTube Spar Over Covid Roundtable Takedown.

The Florida governor considers the pushback he received from the online video platform to be “Orwellian.” But the scientists featured at the event made specific statements YouTube deemed as “misinformation,” at odds with current public health recommendations for controlling the spread of the covid virus. …CHARLOTTE – COVID-19 NEWS

Covid Spawns ‘Completely New Category’ of Organ Transplants

Covid Spawns Completely New Category of Organ Transplants

Nearly 60 organ transplants have been performed after the coronavirus “basically destroyed” patients’ hearts and lungs. …

The Gender Vaccine Gap: More Women Than Men Are Getting Covid Shots

A KHN examination of state vaccine statistics shows that more women than men have gotten covid vaccines. Experts cite demographic realities of those who were part of the initial rollout but also women’s greater likelihood to seek preventive health care. …

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

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

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…

California Counties a Hodgepodge of Highs and Lows in Vaccinating Vulnerable Seniors

Like many states, California is seeing huge regional variations in covid vaccination rates for people 65 and older. Remote rural counties are in some cases struggling to give away doses to vulnerable seniors, while metropolitan areas often have more demand than supply. …

California’s Top Hospital Lobbyist Cements Influence in Covid Crisis

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California’s Top Hospital Lobbyist Cements Influence in Covid Crisis | SACRAMENTO — As intensive care units filled and coronavirus cases surged over the holidays, Carmela Coyle invoked a World War II-era quote attributed to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to rally her own troops: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”