As part of its strategy to administer the vaccine as quickly as possible, the Trump administration has agreed to invest more than half a billion in tax dollars in ApiJect Systems America, a young company whose injector is not approved by federal health authorities and that hasn't yet set up a factory to manufacture the devices.
While hospital patients can get the findings back within a day, people getting tested at urgent care centers, community health centers, pharmacies and government-run drive-thru or walk-up sites are often waiting a week or more.
In addition to 105 new deaths, Texas reported a new high for hospitalizations for the 10th consecutive day, and the rolling rate of positive tests inched closer to nearly 16%—the highest in the pandemic yet.
A San Francisco judge denied Sutter Health's request to delay a preliminary hearing on its antitrust settlement, but said she will give leeway if the health system's hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients.
Mississippi's five largest hospitals had no intensive-care unit beds available for patients by midweek because of a surge in coronavirus cases, officials reported. Four more hospitals had 5% or less of those beds available.
Cleveland Clinic Florida has opened a research and innovation center in Florida that will complement and expand research underway in the clinic's five hospitals in the state, as well as research at the Lerner Research Institute in Cleveland.
There’s only one hope for preventing widespread lockdowns this fall. It lies in convincing anti-social skeptics that everyone needs to wear masks, socially distance and limit public gatherings, even as their titular leader encourages resistance.
Michigan health workers must receive "implicit bias" training tied to their professional licensure, the governor ordered, saying the mandate will help address the coronavirus pandemic's disproportionate and deadly impact on people of color.
About half of those patients had health information exposed on account of a ransomware attack at managed healthcare company Magellan Health. Another breach involved a startup doing business with Providence Health Plan.
The United Hospital Fund said some New Yorkers could get more affordable health coverage through the state's marketplace if they could subtract their student loan payments from their income when they apply.