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‘A full court press’: Banking on tech backup, CDC launches nationwide VaccineFinder tool

On Wednesday, federal officials quietly opened up access to VaccineFinder, a site that allows the U.S. public to search nationwide for approved Covid-19 vaccine providers. On vaccinefinder.org, users can enter …

How Covid-19 could usher in a new role for continuous glucose monitoring in hospitals

In early May, a wing of Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center was eerily empty. The space had been cleared of patients as the pandemic raged. But it wasn’t going …

Backed by Google, epidemiologists launch a sweeping Covid-19 data platform

Last January, Samuel Scarpino wasn’t sure what to make of Covid-19. The director of Northeastern University’s Emergent Epidemics Lab, he, along with every other epidemiologist in the world, was trying …

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Opinion: Sen. Rand Paul misunderstands transgender medicine. Here’s the truth

In a tense exchange on Thursday during the Senate confirmation hearing of Dr. Rachel Levine, President Biden’s nominee for assistant secretary of health, Sen. Rand Paul exposed his lack of …

Opinion: Primary care practices could be the Biden administration’s secret weapon in the fight against Covid-19

For a small-town physician, being given a supply of the Covid-19 vaccine can make a world of difference. In Cut Off, La., 30 of primary care physician Gary Birdsall’s patients …

Opinion: Discarded drugs: a wasteful and costly problem that requires whole-of-government approaches

Controlling the rising costs of pharmaceuticals, particularly those administered by physicians, has been a top health care priority for policymakers, with recent actions in both Congress and the executive branch. …