Tag Archives: health

Ex-Biden health advisor: Nations halting AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine acting on emotion, not data

Countries suspending the use of AstraZeneca‘s Covid vaccine appear to responding to citizens’ personal fears, not scientific data supporting such a step, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel told CNBC on Tuesday. Germany, France and a growing list of other European nations have in recent days paused the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, developed alongside the University of Oxford, over blood clot concerns.… Read More »

High rates of depression, anxiety, PTSD worldwide among health workers during COVID-19

A new systematic review of 65 studies from around the world involves a total of 97,333 health care workers and finds that 1 in 5 have experienced depression, anxiety, and/or PTSD during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Yufei Li, Nathaniel Scherer, and colleagues at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, U.K., present these findings… Read More »

The Economics of the Pandemic Put Costs at the Top of Americans’ Health Reform Priorities

A major side-effect of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 was its impact on the national U.S. economy, jobs, and peoples’ household finances — in particular, medical spending. In 2021, patients-as-health-consumers seek lower health care and prescription drug costs coupled with higher quality care, discovered by the patient advocacy coalition, Consumers for Quality Care. This broad-spanning patient… Read More »