Lauren Weber | Kaiser Health News
Lauren Weber is a reporter at Kaiser Health News
The market for health care labor continues to be pinched. Rural hospitals are finding they can attract staff by not requiring staff to get the COVID vaccine.
Divisions abound in Missouri, where vaccines are widely available but only 40% of the state has been vaccinated.
Across Missouri, more than 100 schools have spent over $3.5 million — often at taxpayers’ expense — snapping up ionization and other air-purifying devices in an attempt to keep kids safe from COVID-19. But experts warn the largely unregulated technology hasn’t been thoroughly tested in classroom settings and is “often unproven.”