COVID-19

‘We’re Not Controlling It in Our Schools’: Covid Safety Lapses Abound Across US

As President Biden calls for more support to help schools hold in-person classes, public health experts say schools can be relatively safe if they take well-known steps to prevent covid. But a KHN investigation shows many districts and states have ignored health advice or written their own questionable safety rules for schools.

California’s Top Hospital Lobbyist Cements Influence in Covid Crisis

Carmela Coyle, who represents California’s hospitals in the state Capitol, is a power player whose clout has grown during the pandemic. Though she hasn’t won every battle, she has helped shape the state’s response to the crisis.

COVID-19

Why Even Presidential Pressure Might Not Get More Vaccine to Market Faster

Even invoking the widely heralded Defense Production Act to pressure drugmakers wouldn’t overcome vast obstacles.

COVID-19

Big Business Boosts Vaccine Effort, but It’s ‘Complex Choreography’ to Get Shots in Arms 

Corporations like Starbucks, Honeywell, Microsoft, Costco and Google are lining up to help with vaccine logistics. But the problem of the moment is supply, not systems.

Letters to the Editor

Readers and Tweeters Fight Stigma and Salute Front-Line Workers

Kaiser Health News gives readers a chance to comment on a recent batch of stories.

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‘The Old Days?’

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