COVID Coverage for All Dries up Even as Hospital Costs Rise

COVID Coverage for All Dries up Even as Hospital Costs Rise

NEWS | By Heather Hollingsworth and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | May 6, 2022

For the first time, the U.S. came close to providing health care for all during the coronavirus pandemic — but for just one condition, COVID-19. Now, things are reverting to the way they were.

Racial Split on COVID-19 Endures as Restrictions Ease in U.S.

Racial Split on COVID-19 Endures as Restrictions Ease in U.S.

HEALTH | By Annie Ma and Hannah Fingerhut | Apr 29, 2022

Black and Hispanic Americans remain far more cautious in their approach to COVID-19 than white Americans, recent polls show, reflecting diverging preferences on how to deal with the pandemic.

Fauci: 'Pandemic Phase' over for U.S., but COVID-19 Still Here

Fauci: 'Pandemic Phase' over for U.S., but COVID-19 Still Here

HEALTH | Apr 28, 2022

As the COVID-19 omicron variant surges across the United States, top federal health officials are looking to add a negative test along with its five-day isolation restrictions for asymptomatic Americans who catch the coronavirus.

What do We Know about "Stealth Omicron" so Far?

What do We Know about "Stealth Omicron" so Far?

HEALTH | Apr 12, 2022

It's now the dominant coronavirus version in the U.S. and more than five dozen other countries.

End of COVID May Bring Major Turbulence for U.S. Health Care

End of COVID May Bring Major Turbulence for U.S. Health Care

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Mar 31, 2022

When the end of the COVID-19 pandemic comes, it could create major disruptions for a cumbersome U.S. health care system made more generous, flexible, and up-to-date technologically.

Experts Worry about How U.S. Will See Next COVID Surge Coming

Experts Worry about How U.S. Will See Next COVID Surge Coming

HEALTH | By Mike Stobbe | Mar 25, 2022

As coronavirus infections rise in some parts of the world, experts are watching for a potential new COVID-19 surge in the U.S. — and wondering how long it will take to detect.

Scientists Worry Virus Variant May Push Up COVID Cases in U.S.

Scientists Worry Virus Variant May Push Up COVID Cases in U.S.

HEALTH | By Laura Ungar | Mar 23, 2022

With coronavirus cases rising in parts of Europe and Asia, scientists worry that an extra-contagious version of the omicron variant may soon push cases up in the United States too.

COVID Budget Impasse Halts Aid to Test and Treat Uninsured

COVID Budget Impasse Halts Aid to Test and Treat Uninsured

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Mar 22, 2022

With an urgent funding request stuck in Congress, a federal agency says it can no longer cover COVID tests and treatments bills for uninsured people and will stop taking claims at midnight Tuesday.

Moderna Seeks FDA Authorization for 4th Dose of COVID Shot

Moderna Seeks FDA Authorization for 4th Dose of COVID Shot

HEALTH | By Zeke Miller | Mar 18, 2022

Drugmaker Moderna asked the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday to authorize a fourth shot of its COVID-19 vaccine as a booster dose for all adults.

As Virus Cases Go from 1 to 24,000, New Zealand Changes Tack

As Virus Cases Go from 1 to 24,000, New Zealand Changes Tack

HEALTH | By Nick Perry | Mar 8, 2022

Just a month ago, case numbers were around 200 per day. Now, the outbreak is affecting everyone from frontline workers to lawmakers.

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