Opinion: Texting saved lives during Covid. What does that mean for health care’s future?

Despite the ongoing push to increase the number of vaccinated people in the U.S., about 80,000 people will be diagnosed today with Covid-19. Most of them won’t need to be hospitalized. Instead, they will manage their care at home.

Like millions of people over the past two years, they’ll likely be worried that their symptoms could get worse, and may grapple with a decision of if or when to go to the hospital for evidence-based treatment.

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