Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Covid-19 roundup: Millions of Americans could lose Medicaid coverage when federal pandemic subsidies end

Here's a roundup of recent news stories about the pandemic and vaccination efforts:

Between 5 million and 14 million Americans could lose Medicaid coverage when federal subsidies end, a new analysis has found. Read more here.

Covid could lead to higher rates of erectile dysfunction among men, some studies have found. Read more here.

The share of Americans who refuse to get vaccinated against the coronavirus has barely wavered in the past year. That population is far more likely to be rural, Republican, white, and evangelical Christian. Read more here.

Covid misinformation is causing more people to die from the infection, and contributing to lower nationwide life expectancy, said Food and Drug Administration commissioner Robert Califf. Read more here.

A recent survey of adults and teens in rural Illinois in February found that most people said they feel overwhelmed by conflicting information and weren't sure what to believe. But local health-care providers were the most-trusted source of coronavirus vaccine information. The survey was commissioned by the National Rural Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionRead more here.

Covid-19 deaths are no longer overwhelmingly among the unvaccinated as the death toll among senior citizens grows. Read more here.

The Trump administration muzzled the CDC on its pandemic safety guidance for churches, emails show. Read more here.

Arizona is the only state where rural vaccination rates have outpaced the urban rate. Native Americans are mostly the reason for that. Read more here.

Misinformation about coronavirus vaccinations likely played a role in falling rates of routine childhood vaccinations, according to a newly published data analysis. Read more here.

Children can get long Covid, and it can show up in unexpected ways. Read more here.

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