Unvaccinated COVID-19 hospitalizations cost billions of dollars
COVID-19 vaccines have been free and broadly available to adults in all states and the District of Columbia since mid-April 2021, meaning adults in the U.S. have generally been able to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 since late May 2021 if receiving a two-dose vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing severe disease, hospitalization, and death […]

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COVID-19 pandemic-related excess mortality and potential years of life lost in the U.S. and peer countries

COVID-19 pandemic-related excess mortality and potential years of life lost in the U.S. and peer countries

Researchers have used a variety of measures to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including deaths directly attributed to COVID-19 infection and deaths in excess of prior years’ death rates. However, these measures do not incorporate the prematurity of …

How does cost affect access to care?

How does cost affect access to care?

The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated social distancing to mitigate community spread of the coronavirus. Social distancing recommendations have increased the number of people that report delaying or missing health care visits in 2020, including for preventive services. We do not …