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April 09, 2021
COVID-19 has increased the demand for new, safer curbside conveniences and the health care industry—including the pharmacy—has transformed rapidly to meet patient needs and prioritize safety as a result of the pandemic.
The most common reason given for refusal of a COVID-19 vaccine was distrust of the health care system, correctional or government personnel, and institutions.
April 08, 2021
Indicators of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact, including testing rates, positivity ratio, case rates by overall population, and deaths, are clustered by neighborhood, with low-income and predominantly minority communities experiencing worse outcomes.
Based on their findings and considering the small size and portability of the test, the investigators said it could be used for fast virus detection in schools and airports.
April 07, 2021
Patricia Stinchfield, the president-elect of National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, discusses the recommended framework for vaccine messaging for leaders across sectors.
For the study, the research team modeled COVID-19 transmission rates and the optimal allocation of an initially limited vaccine supply in the United States under a variety of scenarios.
Two-thirds of surveyed physicians said patients are presenting with more late-stage cancers, with 73% saying patients in their practice are not receiving screenings.
April 06, 2021
Hager Hanon, PharmD, RPh, senior pharmacist at Community Care Rx, discusses COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy among pregnant women and people with a history of anaphylaxis.
Further, the findings indicate that rapid screens can predict infection with nearly the same precision as antibody tests conducted in a lab, which could be useful for providers.
After the implementation of measures to stop COVID-19, newly detected respiratory viruses were approximately 80% lower compared to the same time period from 2015 to 2019.