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Pandemic

Clinical briefs for Monday, March 15

Bill McGinley retiring as ACHCA president and CEO … Antibiotic use spikes in nursing homes during pandemic … Pharmacists put squeeze on FDA to allow more usage from vaccine vials … AMDA’s foundation announces Medical Director of the Year and distinguished service awards … Two new diabetes drugs may work better for Asian people … CDC’s latest coronavirus tracker data shows racial disparities in cases, deaths … Majority of Americans support restricting travel, workplace to vaccinated people … Convalescent plasma strikes out as COVID treatment

Clinical briefs for Tuesday, March 2

Grim anniversary: First U.S. COVID-19 outbreak announced at nursing home 1 year ago … Coronavirus variant now accounts for 10% of U.S. cases, CDC director says … Montreal’s Olympic Stadium opens to vaccinating elderly … WHO announces 2021-2022 flu vaccine strain recommendations

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