Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Herd immunity for Americans may be an elusive goal, experts say

(HealthDay)—While more than half of American adults have gotten at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, many scientists and public health experts now believe that herd immunity cannot be reached in the foreseeable future.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC chief urges Michigan to 'close things down' amid spike

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that Michigan should "close things down" to help address the country's worst coronavirus outbreak, days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer instead urged ...

Medical research

The COVID-19 crisis could reshape public health for the better

Few are happy with how the COVID-19 pandemic was handled in the United States in its first year: staggering infection rates, hospitals running out of beds, a death toll that topped 500,000 (as of March 1, 2021). Restaurants ...

Health

Fewer rural students applying to medical school

Rural America is running short on physicians. This worries health experts who have linked limited access to primary care providers to major gaps in health outcomes for rural communities.

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