Local vaccine mandates adding punishing pressure … Few COVID-displaced direct care workers return: study … COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private sector moves closer to reality … Nursing school applications...
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Oct. 13
Oct 13, 2021
Governor bans vaccine mandates by ‘any entity’ in Texas … Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine may not meet booster dose criteria, FDA scientists say … A wrenching farewell: Bidding adieu to my primary...
Clinical briefs for Thursday, Sept. 30
Sep 30, 2021
Eli Lilly cuts its generic insulin price by another 40% for Medicare Part D, other beneficiaries … Federal district court judge upholds Ohio provider’s vaccine mandate … $33M awarded to determine...
Nursing home staff vaccinations get a boost thanks to New York mandate; delta ups jabs nationwide
Sep 29, 2021
By midnight of its Monday deadline, New York state saw vaccination rates rise to 92% among nursing home and hospital workers, according to a new report.
Nursing home vaccine requirements are coming. What happens next?
Stefanie J. Doyle
Jennifer G. Hall
Sep 03, 2021
The new federal vaccine mandate for nursing home staff, expected to be issued later this month, will apply to nearly 15,000 nursing home facilities, which employ approximately 1.6 million workers and serve...
Also in the News for Friday, Sept. 3
Sep 03, 2021
Nursing home residents’, workers’ COVID immunity drops 80% in 6 months after shot: study … Massachusetts proposes extension of staff vaccine mandate to AL, home care and hospice … Iowa waives...
With approval of Pfizer vaccine, half of unvaccinated poll respondents likely to get COVID shot
Sep 01, 2021
Nearly 50% of unvaccinated Americans who have heard about the FDA’s approval say they will now “probably” or “definitely” consider getting the shot, according to a new Harris poll.
It’s time to put up or shut up on vaccine mandates
James M. Berklan
Aug 20, 2021
Will Wednesday’s White House announcement that COVID-19 vaccinations will be mandated for nursing home employees be a dealbreaker? It depends.
Feds tell nursing homes to use vaccinated staff or lose funding: Providers cry foul
Aug 19, 2021
President Joe Biden announced late Wednesday afternoon that U.S. nursing homes must use workers vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk losing vital Medicare and Medicaid funding. Providers immediately criticized...
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Aug. 17
Aug 17, 2021
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...