By JoNel Aleccia – The quick detection of an ultra-rare blood clotting reaction in some covid-19 vaccine recipients showed the power of a federal warning system for vaccine safety issues, but experts worry that blind spots in the program could hamper detection of other unexpected side effects.
We’ve rounded up some of the latest news and announcements pertaining to the coronavirus and the pharmaceutical industry. News from GTMRx Institute, Americares, Kaiser Health News, Pfizer, ixlayer, Maverick Health, CVS Health, HHS and more.
From Kaiser Health News Network – Their latest podcast, What the Health, Health care makes some surprising appearances in President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, even though more health proposals are expected in a second proposal later this month.
From Kaiser Health News Network – Their latest podcast, What the Health, For the first time since its enactment in 2010, the Affordable Care Act is slated for major benefit expansions, courtesy of the covid relief bill approved by Congress this week.
From Kaiser Health News Network – Their latest podcast, What the Health, More than a month into President Joe Biden’s term, nominees to fill some of the top posts at the Department of Health and Human Services are finally getting confirmation hearings in the Senate, starting with the nominee for secretary, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
From Kaiser Health News Network – Their latest podcast, What the Health, Nearly a year into the pandemic, many public schools are still closed to in-person instruction. But while there is increasing evidence that schools are not a major source of infection, teachers and staffers remain concerned about going back to class before they are vaccinated.
By Arthur Allen & Liz Szabo – When getting vaccinated against covid-19, there’s no sense being picky. You should take the first authorized vaccine that’s offered, experts say. The newest covid vaccine on the horizon, from Johnson & Johnson, is probably a little less effective at preventing sickness than…
We’ve rounded up some of the latest news and announcements pertaining to the coronavirus and the pharmaceutical industry. News from FDS Inc., PatientTrak, EmblemHealth, Updox, Notable Health, eTrueNorth, Lumeon, Kaiser Health News, DrFirst, hims.ai, Qure4u, QliqSOFT, Arcadia and more.
By Phil Galewitz – Americans’ reluctance to get vaccinated for covid-19 is waning, according to a recent poll. Nearly half of adults surveyed in January said they have either already been vaccinated or want the vaccine as soon as they can, up from about a third of adults polled in December, according to the latest KFF survey.