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Biden issuing pandemic plan that aims to expand access to testing and vaccines, reopen schools
On January 21, his first full day in office, President Joe Biden will unveil his administration's playbook for ending the COVID-19 crisis. The 21-page national strategy houses seven broad goals, starting with regaining the public trust through regular briefings with CDC and other government scientists and public sharing of data.
New CDC director pledges to speed vaccination, restore trust in agency
New CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, is ready to tackle America's COVID-19 crisis, even as a highly contagious mutation of the virus looms over the nation. One of her top priorities, she said in an interview, is to dispel public skepticism over the vaccines.
Biden promises a 'bold' federal vaccination campaign
President-elect Joe Biden on Friday promised the American people a strong offensive against the coronavirus pandemic, even as he warned that "things will get worse before they get better." To significantly expand vaccine access, he plans to give pharmacies greater reach, build mobile clinics targeting underserved communities, and encourage states t
More opioids for U.S. surgery patients than for those in other countries
According to a recent study by the International Patterns of Opioid Prescribing Workgroup, patients in the United States are prescribed disproportionally higher amounts of opioids after surgery compared with patients in other countries. The study authors, led by Haytham M.A. Kaafarani, MD, and colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital, wanted to assess the relationship between perceived pain severity and the amount of opioids prescribed to surgery patients at discharge.
January 5, 2021
How will we get America immunized? Here are a few hundred…
Operation Warp Speed leaders predicted that 20 million people, primarily frontline health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities, would receive the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine…0 comments
January 21, 2021
Vast Majority of Pharmacists Plan to or Have Been Vaccinated, Against COVID-19, APhA Survey Finds
More than 9 in 10 pharmacists said they plan to or have been vaccinated against COVID-19, in a survey conducted last week by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Of these, 51% said they had received one dose, 10% had received two doses, and 31% planned to get it as soon as it is available.
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