Next U.S. Booster Campaign Faces Delays, Lack of Funds

March 27, 2022 The next rollout of COVID-19 booster shots in the U.S. could face delays due to a lack of federal funding and declining interest, according to The Guardian. “We’re way behind the eight-ball,” Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute,” told the news outlet. Many Americans still haven’t received a booster … Read more

U.S. Faces Wave of Omicron Deaths in Coming Weeks, Forecasts Say

Jan. 19, 2022 — COVID-19 deaths from the Omicron variant are climbing and will likely increase quickly in the upcoming weeks, according to new forecasts. Based on national forecasts, 50,000 to 300,000 more Americans could die by the time the current wave subsides in March. “A lot of people are still going to die because … Read more

JAMA Podcast on Racism in Medicine Faces Backlash

This story was updated March 5.  March 4, 2021 — A 16-minute podcast from JAMA: TheJournal of the American Medical Association that attempts to discuss structural racism in the U.S. health care system has stirred conversation on social media about the handling and promotion of the episode. Published on Feb. 23, the … Read more