While COVID-19 vaccination rates in some parts of the country are approaching nearly 70%, other areas are seeing rates flatten or even decline. As William Brangham reports, vaccinations in the southern U.S. have been especially slow, with no southern state…
By William Brangham
The action by the Department of Health and Human Services affirms that federal laws forbidding sex discrimination in health care also protect gay and transgender people.
By Associated Press
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By Dan Cooney, Vaishnavee Sharma
The U.S. spends nearly $4 trillion on health care, yet inequities in care continue to persist. With 30 million Americans uninsured during the pandemic, is universal health care the answer? William Brangham explores the matter in our new documentary, "Critical…
By William Brangham, Jason Kane
By Jason Kane, William Brangham
This broadcast is an update to NewsHour’s “The Best Health Care?” series which examined how high-income nations have achieved health care coverage for their populations at a much lower cost, with better outcomes.
Despite some early hopes that isolation might protect rural areas of America from the worst of the pandemic, COVID-19 has infiltrated small communities in every corner of the country. And many of those places…
By Yamiche Alcindor, Rachel Wellford, Bria Lloyd, Lizz Bolaji
Black Americans have historically faced discrimination and even abuse by medical professionals, issues that have again come to the forefront during the pandemic. We here from Americans who have directly experienced discrimination, and Yamiche Alcindor speaks with Dr. Vanessa Northington…
By Amna Nawaz, Leah Nagy
States received a badly needed boost in shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine from the federal government this week, but the supply still is not meeting the demand. One state, Virginia, has had problems with its vaccine rollout since early on.
By Julie Watson, Associated Press
A humanitarian organization led by U.S. military veterans has treated thousands of migrants over the past year at two clinics in a Mexican town across the border from Texas.
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