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Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Aug. 17

NIH: A single skills-based class relieves lower back pain … Still no mandate, but Pennsylvania wants 80% of SNF workers vaccinated by October … Federal scientists develop faster COVID-19 test … APIC calls on governors to drop politics, promote vaccination, masking … New CDC vaccination policy for immunocompromised may open door to ‘vaccine chaos’: report … UK studies arthritis drug Actemra as treatment for acute COVID-19 … NIH director sees no signs of letup in steeply rising delta variant case count

Feds decline to investigate COVID-19 nursing home policies in Michigan, Pennsylvania

The Department of Justice affirmed Thursday that it will not launch a civil rights investigation related to COVID-19 deaths in Michigan’s nursing homes. The news comes almost a year after the Justice Department sent fact-finding letters to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and governors of three other states led by Democrats, looking to determine whether certain…

Matt Yarnell

More than 1,500 nursing home workers prepare for one-day walk-off

The countdown is on in Pennsylvania, where more than 1,500 nursing home employees at 21 facilities statewide have pledged to walk off the job on July 27 to protest staffing levels, wages and stalled contract talks. All of the affected nursing homes have labor agreements that expired June 30, except one in Philadelphia, said Karen…

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