Despite a number of external financing options for energy efficiency projects, healthcare providers have largely opted to pay for such undertakings using their own budgets for fear of raising debt or sharing profits.
In another dispiriting setback for the nation's efforts to stamp out the coronavirus, scientists who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not get the shots.
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"Definitely some hospitals, particularly in the Los Angeles area, were at the breaking point, but we did not see that much use of the alternate care sites relative to what was contemplated," said Janet Coffman, a health policy professor at University of California, San Francisco. "As dire as the situation was in the winter, it could have been even worse."
COVID-19 cases continued to spread across Arkansas, due in part to the more contagious delta variant. Hospitals have continued to fill up with patients as the state's vaccination rate remained one of the lowest in the country.
"I can't understand the motivations of people disparaging healthcare providers and diminishing the reality of this pandemic," CoxHealth CEO Steve Edwards said on Twitter, as health officials continue to urge Missourians to get vaccinated as the more aggressive delta variant added to recent spikes in infections and deaths.
Pfizer is suing Uncle Sam to legalize essentially the same practice it was accused of three years ago — a fighting response to a federal crackdown that has resulted in a dozen drug companies being accused of similar practices.