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Kaiser Health News
By Julie Appleby – Beating back covid right now comes down to balancing supply and demand. But, as an increasing number of vaccine vials are shipped in coming weeks, the concern about shortages may well shift to human capital: the vaccinators themselves.
We’ve rounded up some of the latest news and announcements pertaining to the coronavirus and the healthcare industry.
By Jordan Rau – In America’s health care system, dominated by hospital chain leviathans, New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, is an anomaly. It is a publicly owned hospital that boasts good care at lower prices than most and still flourishes financially.
By Liz Szabo – As an emergency physician, Dr. Eugenia South was in the first group of people to receive a covid vaccine. She received her second dose even before President Joe Biden. Yet South said she’s in no rush to throw away her face mask.
By Will Stone – As states await the promise of a renewed federal pandemic response and expand the number of Americans who qualify for a shot, some governors are trying to scale up their covid vaccine operations — and smooth out the kinks — with the help of the private sector.
By Rae Ellen Bichell – The app builders had planned for pranksters, ensuring that only people with verified COVID-19 cases could trigger an alert. They’d planned for heavy criticism about privacy, in many cases making the features as bare-bones as possible. But, as more states roll out smartphone contact-tracing technology, other challenges are emerging. Namely, human nature.
By Bernard J. Wolfson – As COVID-19 took hold in March, U.S. doctors limited in-person appointments — and many patients avoided them — for fear of infection. The result was a huge increase in the volume of remote medical and behavioral health visits.