Farmworker Camps to Urban Tent Cities: Tailoring Vaccine Info to Where It’s Most Needed

. Farmworker Camps to Urban Tent Cities: Tailoring Vaccine Info to Where It’s Most Needed Aneri Pattani February 10, 2021 Kim Wagenaar has been preparing to bring covid-19 vaccines to western North Carolina for months. She’s signed up the community health center she operates in Asheville to receive and distribute the doses. She’s ordered a […]

The State of Vaccine Supply: ‘Opaque.’ Unpredictable. ‘Hard to Pin Down.’

. The State of Vaccine Supply: ‘Opaque.’ Unpredictable. ‘Hard to Pin Down.’ Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News February 5, 2021 (KHN) Even as the pace of vaccination against covid-19 has steadily accelerated — hitting an average of 1.3 million doses a day in the last days of January — the frustration felt by many of […]

Hard Bargain: Biden and Congress Agree on Basic Relief, but Chasms Remain on Covid Plan

. Hard Bargain: Biden and Congress Agree on Basic Relief, but Chasms Remain on Covid Plan Emmarie Huetteman February 4, 2021 (KHN) President Joe Biden and a group of Republicans agreed this week on how much Congress should spend on vaccine distribution, covid-19 testing and other health investments that public health officials say are desperately […]

In Philadelphia, a Scandal Erupts Over Vaccination Startup Led by 22-Year-Old

. In Philadelphia, a Scandal Erupts Over Vaccination Startup Led by 22-Year-Old Nina Feldman, WHYY and Max Marin, WHYY and Alan Yu, WHYY February 2, 2021 It started as a group of college friends who wanted to help during the pandemic. They had tech skills, so they used 3D printers to make face shields. Then […]

Older Adults Without Family or Friends Lag in Race to Get Vaccines

. Older Adults Without Family or Friends Lag in Race to Get Vaccines Judith Graham February 1, 2021 (KHN) A divide between “haves” and “have-nots” is emerging as older adults across the country struggle to get covid-19 vaccines. Seniors with family members or friends to help them are getting vaccine appointments, even if it takes […]

If This Self-Sufficient Hospital Cannot Stand Alone, Can Any Public Hospital Survive?

  If This Self-Sufficient Hospital Cannot Stand Alone, Can Any Public Hospital Survive? Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News   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 […]

As Vaccine Rollout Expands, Black Americans Still Left Behind

  As Vaccine Rollout Expands, Black Americans Still Left Behind Hannah Recht and Lauren Weber January 29, 2021 Black Americans are still receiving covid vaccinations at dramatically lower rates than white Americans even as the chaotic rollout reaches more people, according to a new KHN analysis. Almost seven weeks into the vaccine rollout, states have […]

States Weigh Banning A Widely Used Pesticide Even Though EPA Won’t

.     States Weigh Banning A Widely Used Pesticide Even Though EPA Won’t Ana B. Ibarra, Kaiser Health News Lawmakers in several states are trying to ban a widely used pesticide that the Environmental Protection Agency is fighting to keep on the market. The pesticide, chlorpyrifos, kills insects on contact by attacking their nervous […]

On The Border, Volunteer Doctors Struggle To Provide Stopgap Care To Immigrants

.       On The Border, Volunteer Doctors Struggle To Provide Stopgap Care To Immigrants Anna Maria Barry-Jester EL PASO, Texas — It wasn’t the rash covering Meliza’s feet and legs that worried Dr. José Manuel de la Rosa. What concerned him were the deep bruises beneath. They were a sign she could be […]