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Clinical briefs for Tuesday, March 2

Grim anniversary: First U.S. COVID-19 outbreak announced at nursing home 1 year ago … Coronavirus variant now accounts for 10% of U.S. cases, CDC director says … Montreal’s Olympic Stadium opens to vaccinating elderly … WHO announces 2021-2022 flu vaccine strain recommendations

Clinical briefs for Monday, March 1

COVID-19 vaccine shipments to jump 40% this week … FDA: Pfizer vaccine can be stored at higher temp for up to 2 weeks … Statins again linked to reduced COVID-19 mortality — this time by 50% … The Villages partners with local research initiative focused on senior health

Clinical briefs for Friday, Feb. 26

Fauci seeks therapies for long-lasting COVID-19 symptoms … ‘Real-world’ trial of Pfizer vaccine finds 93% protection at two doses … White House HHS nominee challenged on home state’s pandemic response in long-term care … Older women biggest users of dietary supplements, latest CDC data show

Clinical briefs for Thursday, Feb. 25

Dementia care report should be ‘catalyst for change,’ committee says … Pain perception may be early disease marker in Alzheimer’s gene carriers … Nursing home first-dose vaccination data released for federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program … HHS to stop allocating antibody drugs as supplies increase … New U.S. COVID-19 vaccine index contains county-level insight

Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Feb. 24

COVID-19 cases declining faster in skilled nursing facilities than U.S. overall, CMS data show … Study identifies preferable treatment for outpatient diverticulitis … Mobile antibody infusion unit succeeds in nursing home trial … ‘A loss to the whole society’: U.S. COVID-19 death toll reaches 500,000
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