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Clinical briefs for Thursday, March 11

At 5 million doses, Walgreens nears completion of long-term care vaccinations … Second vaccine dose acts like a booster in people who have had COVID: study … No effect of low-dose atorvastatin found for muscle symptoms … Very few severe allergic reactions tied to mRNA COVID vaccines … First COVID vaccine vial goes to national museum

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

Clinical briefs for Friday, Sept. 25

Music program guidelines for dementia caregivers published … CDC chief: 90% of Americans not yet immune to COVID … Statins appear to reduce COVID-19 severity, likely by removing cholesterol … COVID incidence skewing younger, feds find

Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Aug. 19

CMS’s Fundamentals of COVID-19 Prevention webinars begin Thursday … FDA alert: Inaccurate results with Thermo Fisher Scientific TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit … Patchwork COVID-19 testing system complicates senior living community reopenings … Statins continued in most Medicare beneficiaries after nursing home admission

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