Accidentally Trashed, Thawed or Expired: Reports of Covid Vaccine Spoilage
As the speed of covid vaccinations picks up, so do the reports of doses going to waste. Health officials are trying to rein in waste without slowing down vaccinations.
Rechazan a cuidadores familiares en sitios de vacunación contra covid de California
Aunque el gobierno los considera trabajadores de salud prioritarios, la confusión y la comunicación fallida han provocado que algunos padres elegibles sean rechazados.
Vaccinations Will Ease Door Open To International Travel
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.
No Big Parties For St. Patrick’s Day, Boston Mayor Urges
Private gatherings are still limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors, Mayor Marty Walsh said. Other places in the news include Utah, Kentucky, Michigan and Alaska.
More Dying ‘In Prime Ages Of Their Lives’ Since 2010: Report
Suicide, substance abuse and health conditions caused by prolonged obesity are among the factors behind an alarming increase in deaths of working-age Americans, a new report finds.
Covid Researchers Dig Deeper Into Experimental Treatments, Antibodies
Other research news includes updates on CRISPR, drug misuse, antibiotic treatments for UTIs, Alzheimer’s disease, the Apple Watch and more.
ACA Changes Added To Relief Bill Fly Under The Radar
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.
Workplace Safety Body Accused Of Failing Workers During Pandemic
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration faces accusations of performance lapses during the pandemic. Meanwhile Dr. Anthony Fauci’s personal coronavirus model finds a new home.
Government Plans For Looser Restrictions For Vaccinated People
Early indications point to positive impacts from vaccines, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may lift some restrictions once you’ve had the shot.
States Begin To Cast Vaccine Net Wider, Covering More Groups
New worker groups and people with disabilities become eligible for vaccination, and “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine!” is Dolly Parton’s new pro-shot spin on her classic song.
Vaccine Distribution Efforts Encounter Confusion, Technical Setbacks
Vaccination sites open up in some states, even as others suffer confusion or are forced to cancel appointments because of low supplies.
Enough Vaccine By End Of May: Biden Announces Fast-Tracked Timeline
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.
Biden Emphasizes Vaccines For Educators In Plea To States
As vaccine supplies improve and states plan how to reopen schools safely, President Joe Biden calls for early vaccinations for teachers and staff.
Mask Mandates, Business Restrictions Revoked In Texas, Mississippi
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.
Depressed Covid Testing Alarms Experts As Another Surge Looms
A recent steep decline in testing is partly due to fewer infections. But efforts to vaccinate have also taken away resources from diagnostic operations at a crucial time.
First Edition: March 3, 2021
Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
Lost on the Frontline: Explore the Database
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?