Opening two new medical schools in Montana would stretch and possibly overwhelm the state’s physicians who provide the clinical training that students need to become doctors, UW leaders say.
Daily covid vaccination rates are falling nationwide. Gaps in vaccine uptake are starting to show, especially in rural America. That leaves many communities grappling with an imperfect pandemic endgame.
This decrease could lead to fewer doctors in less populated areas of the country
CARES Act funding for health care providers has been plagued by a dizzying rollout and, at times, contradictory guidelines for how to use the funding.
The hospitalization projections are scary. We’re already at 80% ICU capacity in Washington. Unless this turns around, our system will be overrun.
Papenfus is the lone full-time ER doctor in the town of 900, not far from the Kansas line. ““I’m chief of staff and medical director of everything,” he says.
In many communities, the goodwill seen early in the pandemic has given way to COVID fatigue and anger, making it hard to implement public health measures
The vaccine has to be stored at -70 degrees Celsius. Typical freezers don’t get that cold, making distribution of this vaccine a logistical nightmare.
The nation’s pandemic hotspots have shifted to rural communities, overwhelming small hospitals that are running out of beds or lack enough intensive care units.
As COVID-19 spreads, a growing number of rural communities find themselves without their hospital or on the brink of losing already cash-strapped facilities.
As the COVID-19 pandemic battered large, metropolitan areas this spring, rural hospitals prepared to be next on the frontlines.
When you look at the factors that make a population more susceptible to the coronavirus, rural communities are at higher risk than major cities.
Hotspots are being detected throughout the South, and the virus is seeping into rural communities where hospitals are ill-prepared to meet the challenge.
St. James Parish, La. is the hardest-hit counties nationwide for COVID-19 cases per capita, placing its small rural hospital on the pandemic’s front lines.
Small and isolated rural areas that lagged during the economic boom may fare better, relatively speaking, in the aftermath of the pandemic.