On a battlefield where health care workers fought to save lives, Maria Calderon's compassion transcended language barriers and sought to bring understanding and comfort to frightened and grief-stricken people.
Ten months ago, Donita Wiley Madison seemed to make a tremendous recovery from COVID. But the virus got her in the end.
The move comes after six cases in the U.S. of serious blood clots in women who received the vaccine.
Some 237 Nebraskans have contracted new strains of the virus.
Scott Jensen remembers the incredible teamwork at Methodist Fremont Health, times of sorrow and success, lessons learned, and when staff realized they could make a difference in times of life and death.
The research to be conducted in Nebraska seeks to answer a key question: Can people who have gotten the shots still get a coronavirus infection and spread it to others?
State dashboard figures show weekly coronavirus cases have climbed from 1,863 to 2,096 in the past two weeks, an increase of almost 13%.
The 31-year-old, who had been on a ventilator since November, got a double-lung transplant in March, the first for a COVID-19 patient in Nebraska.
“This concept violates two central tenets of the American system: freedom of movement and health care privacy,” Ricketts said.
“Something we did in our department to kind (of) help with all the stress was we started praying before our reports in the morning to kind of ease everyone’s minds a little bit before the day started,” Jen Howard said.
Starting Monday, all health districts can offer the Pfizer vaccine to anyone 16 and older and the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to anyone 18 and older.
Nebraskans are searching the internet and enlisting their friends to track down available appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine. How about you?
Pharmacies participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program will still vaccinate people in the current priority phase while also offering doses to anyone 18 and older.
Heather Beans tested positive for COVID-19 right after Christmas, but as spring begins she’s still suffering from unexplained medical problems that began with COVID. That makes her a “long-haul” COVID-19 patient.
An insurance practice called step therapy, or sometimes "fail first," requires patients to try less expensive medications before they can receive coverage for drugs that cost more.
Just days after Gov. Pete Ricketts announced that the state would officially move to Phase 2A of its vaccination program, which qualified people 50 and older for a shot, some health districts are going much further down the list.
"When it’s your turn, get the vaccine." Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff visited a hospital and vaccination site in Blair, Nebraska, on Tuesday to promote the health care provisions in the stimulus bill.
Governor Pete Ricketts wants to see data from the Biden administration on vaccine distribution to Nebraska.
The AstraZeneca vaccine, which is likely to become available in coming weeks, has been found to be 79% effective in preventing symptomatic illness, said Dr. Gary Anthone, the state's chief medical officer.
According to the latest state data, of the 660 employees at the Glenwood Resource Center for profoundly disabled people, 323 — or 49% of the home’s workforce — have said no to the vaccine.
More than a few honorably discharged veterans recently have learned they’re ineligible to get a COVID vaccine shot from the VA because their income is too high.
Local health districts should start using at least 90% of their vaccine supply on people ages 50-64. The other 10% will be focused on people with serious health conditions.
“It was challenging,” the chief nursing officer said. “It was different work, and it was tougher work. It was physically tougher and it was emotionally tougher.”
Sharon Danhauer said she is dealing with brain fog, headaches and other symptoms that have upended her life. She ended up leaving her job earlier than she would have liked. “I wasn’t ready to retire,” said said. “But I couldn’t breathe.”