Latest from Meryl Kornfield

Many unvaccinated people are not opposed to getting a shot. The challenge is trying to get it to them.

The unvaccinated but willing account for approximately 10 percent of the American population, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Immunizing this group could be critical to attaining herd immunity and protecting those disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
  • Sep 23, 2021

Alaska to activate crisis standards of care as FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine booster for some

Biden will call on global leaders to fully vaccinate 70 percent of the world’s population by next September.
  • Sep 22, 2021

A throng of Internet sleuths are on the Gabby Petito case. Why has it sparked so much interest?

Gabby Petito’s disappearance galvanized online sleuths across social media platforms, especially TikTok, where the #gabbypetito hashtag has been viewed more than 200 million times.
  • Sep 21, 2021

Some of the least vaccinated states report grim numbers; FDA panel endorses boosters for some

Mississippi is now leading the country in total deaths per capita during the pandemic, ahead of New Jersey, Louisiana, New York and Massachusetts.
  • Sep 17, 2021

Four patients, two dialysis machines: Rationing medical care becomes a reality in hospitals overwhelmed with covid patients

Activating crisis standards of care gives hospitals the power to allocate — and potentially even deny — care based on the goal of who could potentially benefit the most when faced with a shortage of resources such as ventilators, medications or staff.
  • Sep 17, 2021

Idaho allows rationing of medical care statewide amid surge in covid hospitalizations

Idaho is second only to West Virginia for the largest per capita increase in current inpatients in the past week, according to data tracked by The Washington Post.
  • Sep 16, 2021

Alaska’s largest hospital implements ‘crisis standards of care’ as U.S. marks grim milestone

Idaho has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country.
  • Sep 15, 2021

U.S. moves to prevent shortage of therapy as hospitalizing unvaccinated costs billions

While many rich countries have reached or will soon reach that target, the rest of the world is very far behind.
  • Sep 14, 2021

School mask fights escalate as Republican governors push back on Biden vaccine mandate

But the agency cautioned Friday that data must be collected and reviewed before granting emergency authorization or approval.
  • Sep 10, 2021

A website for ‘whistleblowers’ to expose Texas abortion providers was taken down — again

Texas Right to Life said its website that invited people to inform on those obtaining or facilitating abortions "will be back up soon to continue collecting anonymous tips."
  • Sep 6, 2021