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Clinical briefs for Wednesday, April 21

CDC holds off on easing COVID guidelines for senior living communities … Genesis HealthCare announces millionth point-of-care COVID-19 test … Men may have higher odds of Parkinson’s if they sleepwalk … Older adults with hearing loss need added encouragement to be active: study … COVID hospitalizations plunge 46% among Florida seniors as immunity takes hold … Gum disease could give coronavirus easy access to the lungs, scientists say … Over-the-counter COVID tests, including BinaxNOW, head to chain retailers this week

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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