Tag Archives: Nations

Ex-Biden health advisor: Nations halting AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine acting on emotion, not data

Countries suspending the use of AstraZeneca‘s Covid vaccine appear to responding to citizens’ personal fears, not scientific data supporting such a step, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel told CNBC on Tuesday. Germany, France and a growing list of other European nations have in recent days paused the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, developed alongside the University of Oxford, over blood clot concerns.… Read More »

Casino closures hurting public health systems in tribal nations

Casino closures due to the coronavirus have crippled tribal economies, making an already underfunded public health system even more strained. Of the 574 tribes recognized by the federal government, 245 (roughly 40%) operate casinos, and roughly 500 casinos were forced to shut their doors as the pandemic progressed in the spring, according to the Harvard… Read More »

COVID-19 Causing More Stress in America Than Other Nations: Survey

THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 — Americans are faring much worse mentally and financially during the COVID-19 pandemic than citizens of other high-income countries around the world, according to an international analysis. One-third of U.S. adults say they’ve experienced unbearable stress, anxiety and sadness during the pandemic and more than 30% have faced economic hardships, the… Read More »

Among Those Disrupted By COVID-19: The Nation’s Newest Doctors

About HealthBent KHN’s chief Washington correspondent, Julie Rovner, who has covered health care for more than 30 years, offers insight and analysis of policies and politics in her regular HealthBent columns. Send questions to jrovner@kff.org. July 1 is a big day in medical education. It’s traditionally the day newly minted doctors start their first year of… Read More »

World Health Organization officials warn nations against easing coronavirus restrictions too early

A TV grab taken from the World Health Organization website shows WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus via video link as he delivers a news briefing on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) from the WHO headquarters in Geneva on March 30, 2020. AFP | Getty Images World Health Organization officials warned nations across the globe against lifting government… Read More »

Most nations grappling with increased healthcare cost trends

Dive Brief: The United States is not the only nation whose healthcare systems are under considerable price and inflation pressures, a new global medical trend rate report from Aon concludes. The gross global medical trend price increase will average 8% in 2020 (including general inflation), up from 7.8% this year, researchers found. General inflation will be be… Read More »