Tag Archives: COVID19

Humana warns of ‘uncertainty’ in medical usage amid rising COVID-19 cases

Dive Brief: Non-COVID-19 medical use bounced back faster than expected during the second quarter, Humana executives told investors Wednesday. The insurer was able to post net income of $ 588 million as COVID-19 treatment costs for its members fell faster than anticipated, compared to $ 1.8 billion a year ago as patients deferred care amid the… Read More »

Lockdowns may not be effective at stopping the spread of COVID-19

As the delta variant of the coronavirus spreads through the United States, the possibility of lockdowns is looming. On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, hinted that lockdowns might return if more people don’t get vaccinated. “These shots need to get in everybody’s arms as rapidly as possible, or we’re going… Read More »

One new local COVID-19 case in Qld

A Queensland student who returned home from Melbourne has tested positive for COVID-19, sparking health alerts on the Sunshine Coast, in Brisbane and in the state’s far north. Queensland’s chief health officer Jeannette Young suspects the woman picked up the virus at a Melbourne pub, that was declared a tier one exposure site. She’d visited… Read More »

COVID-19 vaccine rollout prevented up to 279,000 US deaths and 1.25 million hospitalizations

COVID-19 vaccine rollout prevented up to 279,000 US deaths and 1.25 million hospitalizations, study finds A new study looked at two hypothetical scenarios: one in which no COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the U.S. and one in which half as many were given If only half as many doses had been administered, there would have… Read More »

CDC probing Michigan teen’s death after COVID-19 vaccination: county health officials

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating the death of a 13-year-old boy in Michigan that occurred several days after he received a COVID-19 vaccine, county health officials say. The Saginaw County Health Department was alerted to the death on June 17. The death occurred three days after the teenager received a… Read More »