Medical economics

Who should get vaccinated first where supplies are limited?

Nearly a year after many rich nations achieved widespread vaccination against COVID-19, many less affluent countries still face difficult choices about which groups of people should be the first to receive vaccines from a ...


Medicare opens up access to free at-home COVID-19 tests

The Biden administration, seeking to fill a frustrating gap in coverage for COVID-19 tests, Thursday announced that people with Medicare will be able to get free over-the-counter tests much more easily in the coming weeks.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Do lateral flow tests detect omicron?

Just as we thought we understood COVID testing, along came omicron and raised a whole new bunch of questions. We asked Dr. Andrew Lee, a reader in global public health, to answer them.


Study: Increase in taking HIV meds using Amazon Prime model

Home delivery of HIV medicines in South Africa significantly increased viral suppression compared to those who received clinical care, according to a study by researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Italy shuts stores across country to fight virus (Update)

Italy on Wednesday shut all stores except for pharmacies and food shops in a desperate bid to halt the spread of a coronavirus that has killed 827 in the the country in just over two weeks.

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