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Infection Control

Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, June 2

First federal count: more than 25,000 coronavirus deaths in nursing homes … AstraZeneca’s heart drug for high-risk patients receives FDA approval … Senior living operator balances safety, quality of life in the COVID-19 era … U.S. hospitals slash hydroxychloroquine use after studies reveal risks, suggest ineffectiveness … CDC: U.S. COVID-19 transmission likely began in January

Clinical Briefs for Friday, May 22

Infection control problems ‘persisted’ at nursing homes prior to pandemic: GAO … New AARP report spotlights Alzheimer’s toll on women … Emerging medical countermeasures to COVID-19 may be best tailored to seniors: Senate hearing … Coronavirus ‘does not spread easily’ on contaminated surfaces: CDC

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