Recent content from Jeremy Olson
Safety is a priority for newly unionized workers, along with benefits to stop people from leaving the profession.
COVID-19 hospitalizations are rising along with infection numbers, but some involve patients with mild or asymptomatic cases.
Masonic Children's created a makeshift holding unit in an ambulance bay to try and meet the demand.
Increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations comes amid substantial growth in coronavirus infections in Minnesota.
Anybody that wants a test can get a test for COVID-19 these days, but the purpose and value is different after two years of the pandemic.
Olmsted and Wabasha counties dropped out of the high-risk range after one week, but Pennington is now at the level that carries a mask recommendation.
The governor and health commissioner promoted the shot for vulnerable populations as variants persist.
Share of admitted patients requiring intensive care is at the lowest in the pandemic in Minnesota.
Cases include Minnesota's youngest-ever liver transplant recipient and another child awaiting transplant.
The state appears on the leading edge of an increase in U.S. pandemic activity, but infections haven't translated into more severe cases.
Minneapolis said a local uptick in hospitalizations is enough to warrant indoor use again, but Hennepin County remains at a low risk.
Pay, benefits, safety, staffing all on the table, but this time through the lens of COVID-19 and its impact on hospital nursing.
Federal estimates show breadth of impact from the winter omicron COVID-19 wave, but not necessarily protection against what's next.
HealthPartners modeling helps show certain age groups benefit from daily aspirin more than others.
Sewage sampling, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are gradually rising, but severity of Minnesota's next pandemic phase unclear.
Health officials watch for uptick in COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths after April increase in infections.
The leader of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group suffered tinnitus, or persistent ear-ringing, after his second COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Most severe hospitalizations peaked with the delta coronavirus variant and have declined in 2022.
A statewide survey may help health officials who are debating what long COVID means, who is susceptible and how many people have it.
Wastewater and genomic sequencing data agree the BA.2 subvariant is the primary source of coronavirus infections in Minnesota.
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation saw a decline in such deaths in 2021, but primarily in the vaccinated population.
Clinics are seeing an uptick in vaccination appointments after updated CDC guidance, but some newly eligible Minnesotans question the timing.
Sampling over the past week found that the BA.2 omicron subvariant accounted for 72% of the viral load in Twin Cities wastewater.
Results from a University of Minnesota clinical trial of ivermectin are nearing publication, but a Brazilian study shows the drug did not prevent COVID-19 hospitalizations.
The state's shuffle in its pandemic monitoring comes during a lull in COVID-19 cases but ahead of a possible wave.
Most clinics saw their performance grades decline in 2020, but Minnesota Community Measurement as usual found some performed better than others.
Sampling found the first weekly increase in coronavirus levels in metro wastewater since early January.
COVID-19 deaths have lingered after pandemic waves, but latest trends are favorable for Minnesota.
All indicators show sustained declines in COVID-19 activity in Minnesota, but that doesn't mean the pandemic is over.
Comfort with home tests during the pandemic has Medica hopeful that members will embrace test for kidney disease.
Minnesota hospitals received $879 million in public funds in 2020, but face post-pandemic problems without that increased emergency support.
Case numbers, wastewater surveillance and hospitalizations are all moving in the right direction, but COVID-19 vaccination has stagnated.
More than 5,000 COVID-19 deaths in the state last year account for most of the increase.
Disparities mar report showing fewer Twin Cities deaths linked to poor air quality in 2015 compared with 2008.
Treatment options and tracking of COVID-19 have dramatically improved, but the pandemic keeps shifting, and public fatigue is fraying Minnesota's response.
COVID-19 test positivity rate in Minnesota drops below caution threshold for first time since Aug. 2.
Numbers are incomplete for February, but match other indicators of a declining pandemic wave in Minnesota.
Switch to measuring county COVID-19 risk levels by hospital burden brings federal approach in line with state pandemic response.
COVID-19 vaccine booster campaign increased immunity levels during record viral spread
The clinic's goal is to improve abortion access in Minnesota and in other states with new or planned restrictions.
Pressure on Minnesota ICUs abates as influenza season appears to peak as well.
The second week of January saw more COVID-19 deaths among the vaccinated, but risks remained higher in those who were not.
Mask-wearing and social distancing increased during the omicron pandemic wave but decreased after the peak.
Rates of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations fall on the downside of omicron pandemic wave.
Overuse of ambulance diversions during the pandemic has led to constant closing and reopening of ERs that left EMS crews and patients frustrated.
Predictions proved true: Omicron variant was less severe, but its unprecedented spread increased hospital numbers.
Modeling suggests that Minnesota's COVID-19 case rate will hit a peak in the next week, but active infections are likely already declining.
Proof of effectiveness would give doctors outpatient COVID-19 therapies amid limited antiviral and antibody supplies.
New data released Monday shows that fully vaccinated Minnesotans made up 55% of infections reported in the week ending Dec. 25, but only 26% of deaths.
Vaccine hesitancy, holiday breaks and appointment hassles reduced first-dose vaccinations in children 5-11.
State health leader urges people to use reputable COVID-19 test providers amid signs of declining demand, peak in pandemic wave.
A quick peak to Minnesota's fifth pandemic wave would be welcome news in a state that on Tuesday reported another 10,651 infections and 29 COVID-19 deaths. The peak could come as early as Saturday or as late as Feb. 1.
Omicron surge is taxing COVID-19 testing resources, prompting CentraCare to pause testing asymptomatic people.
Testing will resume at the convention center Jan. 24.
The new guidance for distributing scarce COVID-19 treatments came just as a conservative group challenged the state's old rules.
State leaders expect a surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations this month but hope for less severity, ICU demand.
Scarcity also raises risks of scams, and the Better Business Bureau is looking into one startup testing company with sites in Minnesota.
Number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care declines as health officials await impact of expanding omicron wave.
Nine-year-old is making progress but remains in intensive care at HCMC after severe COVID-19.
Minnesota is reporting a record 15.6% positivity rate for COVID-19 tests conducted in the seven days ending Dec. 30. Several factors contributed to increase in test positivity, and the fast-spreading omicron variant is one of them.
Rochester was an early adopter of method to keep children in classroom after possible coronavirus exposures.
Growth in over-the-counter tests for coronavirus infections has reduced reporting of positive cases amid omicron wave.
Gov. Tim Walz will highlight efforts to reduce hospital pressure by deploying specially trained National Guard members to nursing homes.
Positivity rate of COVID-19 testing has increased as Minnesota weighs impact of holidays, latest variant.
Minnesota's Allina Health received overwhelming interest from volunteers to take on nonclinical tasks that would otherwise take care teams away from patients.
Omicron is projected to be involved in more than half of new coronavirus infections in Minnesota, making two types of monoclonal antibody infusions less effective.
The Cushing, Minn., mother of five was admitted to HCMC with an uncertain chance of recovery and now spends her days working toward returning home to her family.
Health officials caution against overconfidence in a holiday period that could fuel more infections.
State commends vaccination progress one year after it became available, but is wary of current wave, future variant risks.
Standalone hospital proposal comes with concerns over access, involvement of publicly traded Acadia Healthcare.
Health officials say vaccine hesitancy, waning immunity and mitigation fatigue combined to make 2021 a severe year for COVID-19 deaths.
Hospitals have deferred procedures to free up beds amid coronavirus wave, leaving some patients in prolonged pain.
Breakthrough infections help fuel continuation of COVID-19 wave in Minnesota, where more vaccinations and boosters are urged.
North Memorial's South Seven ICU shows how the unvaccinated are suffering even as vaccinated COVID-19 cases in Minnesota are increasing.
State leaders acknowledged that vaccination appointments are becoming scarce, partly because of a shortage of health care providers to administer shots, but urged people to be persistent.