As the COVID public health emergency ends, prepping for a new pandemic is next
Uninsured people will continue to have access to the vaccine after the country transitions out of the emergency through a bridge program.
Long COVID is hurting business; workplace accommodations could help
The total cost of long COVID to the U.S. economy is a fluid figure.
A Q&A with Admiral Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania’s former secretary of health
By Harrison Cann Admiral Rachel Levine’s path to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was anything but direct. Specializing in pediatrics and psychiatry coming out of the Penn State College of Medicine, Levine went on to serve as Pennsylvania physician general before she was appointed Secretary of Health in 2018 by former Gov. […]
At hearing, U.S. Senators condemn Moderna’s plan to boost COVID jab to $130 a dose
Even with the hike, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel pledged to keep the vaccine and boosters free for uninsured or underinsured Americans.
County-by-county data on Pa.’s opioid deaths during pandemic defied stereotypes | Opinion
By Brian King, Andrea Rishworth, Louisa M. Holmes, and Ruchi Patel The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea The COVID-19 pandemic intensified the opioid epidemic, according to our new research, which finds that opioid overdoses increased in Pennsylvania in 2020 compared with 2018 and 2019. Yet general trends […]
As COVID protections end, patients classified as ‘medically needy’ fear new barriers to care
Boosted pandemic-era benefits may push some over the income line as disenrollments resume.
A law was meant to free sick or aging inmates. Instead, some are left to die in prison
Federal data shows judges rejected more than 80% of compassionate release requests filed from October 2019 through September 2022.
The era of ‘free’ COVID vaccines, test kits, and treatments Is ending
Time is running out for free-to-consumer covid vaccines, at-home test kits, and even some treatments.
Why did public school enrollment drop during the pandemic? An expert explains | Analysis
Enrollment dropped by 1.2M students. This is where they went and why it matters
States take heat for spending federal relief funds on tax cuts, prisons
Civil rights groups, fiscal watchdogs say some states misused cash on projects unrelated to mitigating the effects of the pandemic.
FDA experts are still puzzled over who should get which COVID shots and when
Experts have expressed frustration over the lack of clear government messaging on what the public can expect from COVID vaccines.
Parents had high rates of anxiety and depression during COVID. That affected kids | Opinion
Decades of research clearly demonstrate that the mental health of parents and their children are inextricably linked.