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FDA deems Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has deemed Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective in an analysis released Wednesday morning that paves the way for the drugmaker’s request for emergency use authorization.

Disadvantaged census areas are linked to COVID-19 incidence

An LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health report has found a positive association between social vulnerability and COVID-19 incidence at the census tract level, and recommends that more resources be allocated to socially vulnerable populations …

Hospitals want $35 billion in $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package

The American Hospital Association is asking the federal government for $35 billion to be included in the current $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that is expected to pass the House on Friday.

Lifespan, Care New England and Brown University agree to form an academic health system

Attempts to merge these health systems date back years, but up until now, the deal never went through.

Supreme Court will hear challenge to Trump Administration’s ‘public charge’ rule

On Monday the Supreme Court announced it would take up a case challenging a Trump-era rule that makes it more difficult for immigrants to achieve legal status if they use public benefits such as Medicaid or food stamps. The case was brought by state an…

CMS issues billing codes for Eli Lilly’s COVID-19 antibody treatment

Similar to the COVID-19 vaccine, Medicare will cover these infusions for the duration of the public health emergency. 
 

CVS Health to expand vaccine efforts in Florida

CVS Health has announced that it will begin to administer COVID-19 vaccines to eligible populations at 81 of its pharmacies across Florida in an ongoing effort to expand access to the vaccines, which public health experts say are vital in ending the on…

Methodist Hospital of Southern California uses automated contact tracing to contain COVID-19

The formerly two-week manual contact tracing process was reduced to minutes with new technology.

Combined vaccination and physical distancing are enough to prevent future COVID-19 surges

The hospital industry has been beset by coronavirus surges, stretching finances and resources thin.

U.S. hospitals and health systems face a long road to recovery

Operating margin was -0.6% in January, not including CARES Act funding, while total expenses continue to rise.

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