Tag Archives: COVID19

World is ‘moving further away’ from end of COVID-19 pandemic: WHO official

A top scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday that the world is shifting further away from the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, owing to factors like viral variants, social mixing, the flouting of public health measures and vaccine inequities. Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, epidemiologist and WHO COVID-19 technical lead, noted an… Read More »

Two different assessments of COVID-19 pandemic news coverage

June 24, 2021 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is the founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview. He has covered health care news almost exclusively since 1973. Here is his online bio.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer or as @HealthNewsRevu. Two new journalistic analyses of 2020-2021 pandemic news coverage were released this week.  I was interviewed in each of them. Science… Read More »

FDA adds warning about rare reaction to J&J COVID-19 vaccine

Loading the player… U.S. regulators on Monday added a new warning to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine about links to a rare and potentially dangerous neurological reaction, but said it’s not entirely clear the shot caused the problem. The Food and Drug Administration announced the new warning, flagging reports of Guillain-Barre syndrome, an immune system… Read More »

Indonesia extends free telemedicine services for COVID-19 patients nationwide

Starting tomorrow, the Indonesian government will deliver free telemedicine services for COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms across the country in a bid to ease hospital pressure as cases hit record highs. These services will be delivered in partnership with digital health platforms Alodokter and Halodoc, who will provide free teleconsultations and medication delivery, said Health… Read More »

Hospitals sustain COVID-19 recovery but costs spike above pre-pandemic levels

Dive Brief: Providers are continuing to recover from the economic trauma inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but that recovery remains uneven, according to the latest monthly hospital and physician reports from Kaufman Hall. Overall, patient volumes and revenue have made dramatic leaps compared to a year ago, when the country was all but shut down… Read More »