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The FDA and CDC were seeing much of the same data, but as regulatory agencies, they were more cautious.
Both signs of progress and setbacks have cropped up along the way.
President Joe Biden last Thursday announced sweeping vaccination mandates and other COVID measures, saying he was forced to act partly because of such legislation.
Twenty-eight million people, or 8.6% of Americans, were uninsured for all of 2020. In 2019, 8% of people were uninsured during the full year; in 2018, it was 8.5%.
In hospitals throughout the South as well as in parts of California and Oregon, more than 50% of the inpatients are being treated for COVID.
Across Montana, such units routinely hit capacity and some struggle to find enough workers to staff them.
This article was published on Monday, September 13, 2021 in Kaiser Health News.
For Americans looking for swift answers, the cheapest over-the-counter COVID test is the Abbott Laboratories BinaxNOW two-pack for $23.99.
Exactly where all the leading Republican recall candidates stand on healthcare is unclear.
Doctors often describe ECMO as a way to let the lungs "rest" — especially useful when even ventilation isn't fully oxygenating a patient's blood.