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What exactly are we waiting to see? It’s time to act on mandates

As a coalition of long-term care medical and infectious disease experts Tuesday called on healthcare facilities to require COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment, I couldn’t help but think of Tom Gorman. I’d seen Tom earlier that morning, outlining his battle with Guillain-Barre syndrome following receipt of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19. The avid hiker…

Clinical briefs for Monday, March 15

Bill McGinley retiring as ACHCA president and CEO … Antibiotic use spikes in nursing homes during pandemic … Pharmacists put squeeze on FDA to allow more usage from vaccine vials … AMDA’s foundation announces Medical Director of the Year and distinguished service awards … Two new diabetes drugs may work better for Asian people … CDC’s latest coronavirus tracker data shows racial disparities in cases, deaths … Majority of Americans support restricting travel, workplace to vaccinated people … Convalescent plasma strikes out as COVID treatment

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