November 20, 2020

As a New Covid-19 Treatment Arrives, Hospitals Scramble to Solve Logistical and Ethical Challenges

(STAT News) – When the federal government started handing out a newly authorized Covid-19 treatment last week, some hospitals weren’t sure they should accept their share. On the surface, it sounded crazy. Decline a medication that might keep patients from … Read More

November 20, 2020

‘People Are Going to Die’: Hospitals in Half the States Are Facing a Massive Staffing Shortage as Covid-19 Surges

(STAT News) – Hospitals in at least 25 states are critically short of nurses, doctors, and other staff as coronavirus cases surge across the United States, according to the industry’s trade association and a tally conducted by STAT. The situation … Read More

November 20, 2020

Pfizer, BioNTech to Submit Emergency Authorization Request to FDA Friday for COVID-19 Vaccine

(ABC News) – Pfizer and partner BioNTech announced they will submit a request on Friday to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization of their COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The submission, which is based on a vaccine efficacy … Read More

November 20, 2020

‘Encouraging’ Results for Older People from Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine

(Medscape) – The SARS-CoV-2 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford has shown an encouraging immune response in older adults, according to preliminary findings published in The Lancet. In phase 2 trials of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, similar safety and immunogenicity results … Read More