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Clinical briefs for Wednesday, March 3

Senior living chief medical officer reflects on COVID a year into pandemic, including vaccine acceptance … NIH halts convalescent plasma trial in ED patients with mild COVID symptoms … Stroke patients cared for at hospitals with stroke telemedicine fare better … Israel sees 67% drop in need for mechanical ventilation in elderly COVID patients … UK coronavirus vaccinations more than 80% effective in preventing hospitalization in elderly

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

Time to roll up those sleeves and mandate vaccines

For the last month or so, we’ve spotlighted successes from the COVID-19 vaccine front, trying to understand which strategies truly help providers drive up acceptance rates. Even the smallest details appear critical when it comes to staff acceptance, which continues to lag behind residents’ by double digits nationally. Yet the detail that gets me is…

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