Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra paid a visit to the Advanced Health Care of Reno nursing home just before Christmas to promote seniors getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and influenza as several major holidays quickly approached.
As federal funding for COVID-19 vaccines dwindles, putting the commercialization of those vaccines in closer sight, public health officials are bracing for access issues, especially among underinsured and uninsured populations.
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As the latest and most transmissible COVID-19 variant, BA.5, spreads rapidly through the U.S. and Nevada, experts say that low vaccination rates have contributed to the continual morphing and spreading of the virus.
Are publicly reported case counts reliable anymore? What is happening with vaccines for children under 5? How will the end of COVID-19 public health emergency affect Nevadans on Medicaid? The Nevada Independent answers these questions and more.
In recent months, Nevada has experienced its lowest case incidences in nearly a year. But uncertainty remains about when the next wave of the virus will hit and what navigating the pandemic will look like in the coming months and years.
A week after Gov. Steve Sisolak ended Nevada’s mask mandate as the Omicron surge declined, the CDC is reevaluating its public health guidelines and university students are pushing back against the lifting of the mandate.
Politicians and health officials wonder when the population might reach herd immunity — a feat that could be difficult to accomplish considering recent polling showing more than a fifth of Nevadans say they will not get the vaccine.
Cases appear to be plateauing in the state as the virus runs its course, but the spread of COVID-19 differs region by region. In this edition of COVID in Context, we take a deep dive into vaccine hesitancy and share helpful resources and information.
Looking at the graph of cases in Nevada, one state health official noted in a recent conversation with state lawmakers that there are "very, very early" indications of stabilization as the growth rate of new cases appears to be slowing down.
Increasing cases of COVID-19 in Nevada have continued to break records. In this edition of COVID in Context, we unpack the science of Omicron's spread and take a look at what's behind school staff shortages.
In this week's edition, we take a look at the latest COVID-19 data in Nevada as the Omicron variant arrives in the state, public health officials continue to urge residents to get the vaccine and boosters and the state marks the one-year anniversary of its vaccination effort.
This week, we look at the latest COVID-19 data as the holiday season approaches and more cases of the Omicron variant continue to be identified across the U.S., though none have yet been identified in Nevada.