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Vaccinations Will Ease Door Open To International Travel

KHN Morning Briefing

While the European Union is still months away from issuing vaccine passports, one cruise line reveals its plans for vaccine-certified trips. And Mexico eases restrictions in the popular tourism beach spots.

ACA Changes Added To Relief Bill Fly Under The Radar

KHN Morning Briefing

In years past, any changes to the Affordable Care Act would have been much debated. Yet the reforms featured in the stimulus legislation — that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer predicts will pass the Senate this week — are not generating any controversy and could set the stage for future Obamacare reforms.

Enough Vaccine By End Of May: Biden Announces Fast-Tracked Timeline

KHN Morning Briefing

The U.S. will have enough vaccine supply by then for every adult in the country, President Joe Biden pledged. The White House invoked the Defense Production Act to help Johnson & Johnson ramp up production and brokered a deal with Merck to join in those efforts.

Mask Mandates, Business Restrictions Revoked In Texas, Mississippi

KHN Morning Briefing

Despite warning from public health officials that states should not let down their covid guard, two are doing just that: Republican governors in both states point to vaccines and declining case numbers as they roll back requirements for face coverings and limits on business capacity.

Lost on the Frontline: Explore the Database

KHN Original

As of Wednesday, the ongoing KHN-Guardian project is investigating 3,507 deaths of U.S. health workers in the fight against covid-19. Today we add 15 profiles, including a stern psychiatrist who commanded respect, a “superwoman” nurse who gave birth just before being placed on a ventilator and a physician who refused to retire when the pandemic hit. Our interactive database investigates the question: Did they have to die?