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Big Gap Between Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Seen For Preventing Covid Hospitalizations

Amid persistent concerns that the protection offered by COVID-19 vaccines may be waning, a report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that America’s workhorse shot is significantly less effective at preventing severe cases of disease over the long term than many experts had realized.

U.S. Covid Recovery Spreads As Prospects Improve In 47 States

The U.S. recovery from the latest Covid-19 wave is taking hold across the country, with cases dropping or poised to start falling in the vast majority of states.

How Do We Explain The Unexplainable? Are There Words For The Things We’ve Experienced?

I’m usually good with words. The last year and a half of being a “front line nurse” has left me struggling to find the words. The frustration, anger, trauma, and sadness have so muddied my mind that I find it hard to sort through all of the complexities and put a name to them.

Stressed Nurses Face Another Threat: Harassment

Nurses across the country, already strained by the demands of caring for COVID-19 patients, face another threat in the workplace: medical conspiracy theorists harassing them with phone calls, and even showing up at their hospitals.

The New Guidelines For Covid-19 Booster Shots, Explained

The Biden administration has settled on its initial plan for Covid-19 vaccine booster shots. In the last week, the FDA and CDC have both endorsed providing booster shots to some — but not all — Americans who received the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

The Degradation And Devaluation Of Nurses

Where do I begin? Maybe at the beginning. Let’s start with the degradation and devaluation of nurses across this country. For decades, I lived the devaluing of nurses.

Poll: Delta Variant Fears, Crammed Hospitals Drove Recent Uptick In Vaccination Rate

The surge in Covid-19 cases due to the delta variant, reports of overburdened hospitals and having a personal connection to someone who became very ill or who died of the virus were the biggest motivators for recent vaccinations, according to a new poll.

More Than a Nursing Shortage: A 'Skills Gap', Too

During the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals have closed beds, shut down elective surgeries, and called in federal assistance due to a shortage of a critical healthcare resource -- nurses.

Six Rules That Will Define Our Second Pandemic Winter

The pandemic keeps changing, but these principles can guide your thinking through the seasons to come. For nearly two years now, Americans have lived with SARS-CoV-2.