January 15, 2021

CVS and Walgreens Under Fire for Slow Pace of Vaccination in Nursing Homes

(Kaiser Health News) – The effort to vaccinate some of the country’s most vulnerable residents against covid-19 has been slowed by a federal program that sends retail pharmacists into nursing homes — accompanied by layers of bureaucracy and logistical snafus. … Read More

January 15, 2021

In LA, Ambulances Circle for Hours and ICUs Are Full. Is This What Covid-19 Has in Store for the Rest of the Country?

(STAT News) – The situation here is dire. Every minute, 10 people test positive for Covid-19. Every eight minutes, someone dies. Ambulances circle for hours, unable to find ERs that can accept patients. Hospitals are running out of oxygen. ICU … Read More

January 13, 2021

Some Independent Docs Finally Get Vaccinated, But Not Patients

(Medscape) – Physicians unaffiliated with healthcare systems continue to have difficulties obtaining COVID-19 vaccinations for themselves and their staffs, but that challenge appears to be fading in some states. Yet, in many places, primary care physicians (PCPs) still aren’t being … Read More

January 13, 2021

Critical Care Staff Suffer Trauma and Severe Anxiety Due to COVID-19–UK Study

(Reuters) – Nearly half of staff working in intensive care units (ICU) in England in the COVID-19 pandemic have severe anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, with some reporting feeling they’d be better off dead, according to a study published … Read More

January 12, 2021

One Ambulance Ride Leads to Another When Packed Hospitals Cannot Handle Non-Covid Patients

(Medscape) – Connolly was caught in a situation experts have warned about since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic: Covid-19 patients are overwhelming hospitals, squeezing space and staff needed to treat emergencies like Connolly’s. While it has happened in pockets … Read More