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Hospitals no longer required to report COVID-19 data to CDC

Fierce Healthcare

Hospitals are off the hook for data reporting requirements that have been in place since the early COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitals were required to share COVID-19 admissions, ICU capacity and other related data on a daily basis during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, then the reporting frequency shifted.

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Hospital-acquired COVID-19 infections rare and dropping, study suggests

Healthcare Dive

In the last half of 2021, the rate of patients who contracted COVID-19 in a hospital rose at only half the rate as overall COVID-19 admissions, likely due to increased vaccination rates, researchers said.

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‘We Want Them Infected’: An Excerpt from Jonathan Howard’s New Book on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Bill of Health

By Jonathan Howard On June 29, 2021, Dr. Harriet Hall penned an essay on the website Science Based Medicine titled “A New COVID-19 Myth?” 6 This didn’t stop her from making a nearly identical podcast in May 2022 titled “Living with COVID,” 7 which declared “we now have all the necessary tools to end the COVID ‘emergency phase’.

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Hospitals That Ditch Masks Risk Exposure

Bill of Health

Manta This month, New York became the latest to join the growing list of states that have ended their requirements for routine masking in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Ending routine masking in hospital settings is a dangerous move. It also exposes hospitals to the risk of liability.

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Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic

Healthcare Dive

Hospitals overhauled their operations in COVID-19's early days. Now, two years into the pandemic, they are looking ahead at the future of their business, including revenue diversification and workforce stability.

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Hospitals’ COVID reporting burden to lighten as pandemic-era policies expire

Healthcare Dive

On Wednesday, hospitals will no longer be required to report COVID-19 admissions, capacity or occupancy data to the federal government.

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Stopgap Senate bill advances, but leaves COVID-19 funding behind

Healthcare Dive

The bill cuts funding for COVID-19 and monkeypox aid but extends two rural hospital programs.

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