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As U.S. Covid cases stall, top health officials warn variants could ‘hijack’ nation’s progress

People wait in a line stretching around the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on midtown Manhattan’s west side, to receive a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the site which has been converted into a mass vaccination center in New York, March 2, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters The U.S. is at a “critical nexus” in… Read More »

Health Officials Worry Nation’s Not Ready for COVID-19 Vaccine

Public health departments, which have struggled for months to test and trace everyone exposed to the novel coronavirus, are now being told to prepare to distribute COVID-19 vaccines as early as Nov. 1. In a four-page memo this summer, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told health departments across the country to draft vaccination plans… Read More »

Among Those Disrupted By COVID-19: The Nation’s Newest Doctors

About HealthBent KHN’s chief Washington correspondent, Julie Rovner, who has covered health care for more than 30 years, offers insight and analysis of policies and politics in her regular HealthBent columns. Send questions to jrovner@kff.org. July 1 is a big day in medical education. It’s traditionally the day newly minted doctors start their first year of… Read More »