Just 7% of low-income countries’ populations have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of December 20, well behind the 40% target for 2021.
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The partisan divide that has emerged early into America’s booster campaign could increase pressure on health systems in heavily Republican areas if booster intentions hold.
Provisions in the bill that would lower prescription drug costs and reduce federal drug spending would take effect over the next several years, starting in 2023.
If Roe v. Wade is overturned, many states will quickly move to restrict or ban abortions. People seeking an abortion who live in those states may be able to access medication abortion via telehealth if their state does not restrict it and if they are within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy.
Twenty-seven states have joined lawsuits challenging at least one aspect of the Biden administration’s vaccination requirements, but the vast majority are part of multiple lawsuits.
Across eight news sources tested, fewer than a third of unvaccinated adults trust any of them for information on COVID-19.
Over the 10-year lifetime of a Medicare program aimed at reducing hospital readmissions, 93% of eligible hospitals have been penalized at least once. Hospital readmissions have become less frequent, and most experts attribute that partly to the financial threat of the penalties, though other factors likely contributed to the improvements.