The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention essentially returned to its previous testing guidance, getting rid of language posted last month that said people who didn't feel sick didn't need to get tested.
A drug company said Friday that a medicine it sells to tamp down inflammation has helped prevent the need for breathing machines in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the first large study that primarily enrolled Hispanics and Blacks.
Kansas' health department has suspended its reporting on individual businesses and locations where clusters of coronavirus cases have occurred after only a week, saying it wants to make sure the data does not include cases that aren't current.
Wealthier health systems might be generating a margin treating COVID-19 patients, while others are losing money. Policy experts urge HHS to consider that divide when allocating remaining grant money from the CARES Act.
Rather than using his bully pulpit to build a national commitment to the masking and social distancing policies that could return the country to near-normal economic, education and social activities, the president is leading the opposition.
For this year's World Patient Safety Day (Sept. 17), we must acknowledge what the pandemic has exposed: the U.S. fails in using its extraordinary technology and information system capabilities to keep its patients and healthcare workers safe.
Changes to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act mean that healthcare organizations already facing workforce shortages during the pandemic could see an even greater strain on their ranks as more employees are entitled to time off.
Eli Lilly says partial results from a study testing an antibody drug hint that it may help prevent hospitalizations for mildly to moderately ill COVID-19 patients, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has met.
The gap will only widen as tens of millions of antigen tests sweep the country. Federal officials are prioritizing the tests to quickly detect COVID-19's spread over slower, but more accurate, PCR tests.
In a report to Congress and an accompanying "playbook" for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sketched out complex plans for a vaccination campaign to begin gradually in January or possibly later this year.
Hackensack Meridian Health and Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey are offering a Medicare Advantage plan in eight New Jersey counties. RWJBarnabas Health will join the plan, pending regulatory approval.