Anyone with lingering effects of COVID-19 should be extra careful in picking a 2021 health plan, specialists say. You now have a "pre-existing condition" that could increase medical expenses in 2021.
Many Georgia hospitals have seen a steady and troubling rise in COVID patients in recent weeks.
And hospital leaders are worried that gatherings during the Thanksgiving holidays will drive those numbers even higher in the next couple of weeks.
A federal advisory committee to the CDC voted Tuesday on guidelines for who should get COVID-19 vaccines first. The committee decided to prioritize health care workers and nursing home residents.
Last spring, nurses and doctors traveled to New York and other COVID-19 hot spots to help overwhelmed hospitals. But with the virus spreading everywhere, hospitals now have nowhere to turn for help.
Vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, which held clinical trials at three Emory University sites in Atlanta, are expected to receive Emergency Use Authorization from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Carlos del Rio calls the timeline from development to distribution something "we have never seen before."
The biotech company has new data reinforcing that its COVID-19 inoculation is safe and effective. Moderna is submitting an application to the FDA requesting emergency use authorization.
Hospitals are getting so crowded with COVID-19 patients that they're having to resort to workarounds to treat them all. Experts warn this may hamper doctors' ability to save lives.
It was a surprise even for a family of lawyers. A process called "subrogation" began with a Nevada family's health insurer denying their claim for an ER visit after their 9-year-old fell off his bike.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The coronavirus epidemic has uprooted many of the norms of daily life, and that will continue to be true through the holiday season.
Operation Warp Speed is allocating the first batch of 6.4 million COVID vaccines to states, based on population. This circumvents a CDC advisory committee, which proposed allocation based on risk.
Dr. Peter Hotez is part of a team working to develop a low-cost COVID vaccine that could be distributed globally. "Vaccines are coming," he says. "We have to get everybody through to the other side."
The state of Georgia is getting another “F” on the latest March of Dimes report card related to maternal mortality and infant care.
In Kansas City, hospitals are treating local COVID-19 patients as well as patients transferred from rural counties in Missouri and Kansas, where there's no mandate or culture for wearing masks.
When Kansas issued a mask mandate, 81 counties opted out. Researchers found coronavirus infection rates rose sharply in the opt-out counties, while falling in those that required masks.
As COVID-19 hospitalizations surge, new data released by the federal government show how many hospitals are struggling with staffing.