Covid and race

“Updated rationing guidance on Wednesday prioritizes infusions when they are in short supply for people who are immunocompromised or pregnant. It also gives preference to people who are older or have underlying conditions that increase their risk for severe COVID-19, but it switched to a scoring system that no longer considers race.

State leaders had been planning revisions because of the scarcity of monoclonal antibodies that was exacerbated last month when providers stopped using two of three versions because they weren’t effective against the omicron variant.”

Star Tribune, Minnesota

Help with the cost of insulin

“Insulin Lispro is identical to Humalog in composition, but comes in a different bottle. Insulin Lispro Injection can be ordered through all U.S. retail pharmacies. Monthly prescriptions for all Lilly insulins – including Insulin Lispro Injection – remain available for $35 through the Lilly Insulin Value Program and the Medicare Part D Senior Savings Model. “

The Great Resignation

“Citing Labor Department and other data, Barclays said the decline in labor force participation is being fed almost exclusively by married people living with a spouse who left the labor force in the late summer of 2020 and did not return.” — CNBC