Health experts warn that the particularly contagious delta variant may soon become the dominant strain of the coronavirus in the United States and could create "two Americas"—comparatively safe areas with high vaccination rates, and other areas with low vaccination rates and the potential for Covid-19 surges.
As more patients in the United States seek medical care amid the continuing Covid-19 pandemic and a recent increase in violent crime, the nation's blood supply has hit a "dangerously low" level—forcing some hospitals to delay or ration care.
Medicaid enrollment increased to record highs between February 2020 and January, with around 80 million people now enrolled in the program, according to data from CMS. Here's why experts say the program has grown so significantly—and what they predict for the future.
CDC on Thursday said that despite lowering its Covid-19 threat level for unvaccinated passengers on cruises from "very high" to "high," it still recommends unvaccinated people "avoid travel on cruise ships," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Georgia, and Michigan.