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Clinical briefs for Thursday, June 3

Nursing homes’ smaller but continued COVID outbreaks blamed on unvaccinated staff, report finds … U.S. to test mixed COVID vaccine booster dose schedules in vaccinated adults … WHO plans to simplify coronavirus variant names using Greek alphabet … COVID more severe, dangerous than flu in hospitalized U.S. adults … NIH launches clinical trial of universal influenza vaccine candidate … Implantable device doubles afib detection, may prevent 2nd stroke

Clinical briefs for Thursday, May 27

Hawaii’s LTC facilities beat mainland trends with 84% staff vaccination rate … Texas governor signs bill that publicizes nursing home and assisted living disease outbreak data… COVID vaccine increases adult children’s openness to senior living for parents: survey … More long-term care communities mandating employee vaccinations … Yardi EHR Care Stream app now available for smartphones … Tocilizumab associated with fewer deaths in moderate-to-severe COVID

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