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Clinical briefs for Friday, Jan. 8

CDC: cases of severe reaction to COVID vaccines are rare …  Statins underused in older adults with heart failure and dementia … HHS announces $22 billion in funding to support expanded national testing and vaccination … Seniors given convalescent plasma may have lower risk of severe COVID

Federal court rules against nursing home immunity

On Oct. 16, a federal court issued an opinion that greatly limits federal immunity protections for nursing homes. The case of Sherod v. Comprehensive Healthcare Management Services, LLC, should be on all providers’ radar. In the case in question, a nursing home, Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, could not claim preemption and federal immunity under…

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