Hospitalizations rising again as delta variant spreads among the unvaccinated, doctors say

Top infectious disease specialists say the spread of the delta variant across unvaccinated pockets of the country is causing flare-ups and leading to an increase in hospitalizations as cases climb. Nationwide, cases are once again on the rise as the highly transmissible variant takes hold as the dominant strain in the U.S. The seven-day average… Read More »

St. Louis County urges masks regardless of vaccination status

St. Louis County health officials are urging residents to mask up while in indoor public settings and even while at large outdoor gatherings when social distancing is not possible regardless of vaccination status amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. The update, posted Monday, follows an advisory issued July 1 warning about increases in community transmission… Read More »

Cleveland Clinic, New York-Presbyterian among hospitals with biggest charity care, community benefits deficit

Dive Brief: Many nonprofit hospitals are not living up to their obligations for tax-exempt status by investing in the communities they serve, according to a new survey of nearly 2,400 hospitals by the Lown Institute. According to Lown’s 2021 Hospitals Index, the institutions fell short in community investments by nearly $ 17 billion in the… Read More »