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Coronavirus variant could become dominant strain by March, CDC warns

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STAT - A new, more transmissible variant of the virus that causes Covid-19 could sweep the United States in coming weeks, the CDC warned...

Biden to mobilize FEMA, National Guard to ramp up vaccine distribution

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STAT - President-elect Biden will mobilize FEMA, the National Guard, and pharmacies to ramp up vaccine...

  • Incoming Biden administration releases its plans to speed up #Covid19 vaccination. Urges states to vaccinate +65s & essential workers — dropped earlier this week by HHS Sec. Azar. States must have whiplash. https://t.co/avUqf3SfY7

Former FDA chief Kessler will helm Operation Warp Speed for Biden

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STAT - Kessler is a controversial choice for the high profile position, helping to lead Operation Warp Speed for...

  • Curious choice: former FDA commish David Kessler, who doesn't have a background in vaccine development or mass vaccination efforts, to lead whatever Operation Warp Speed morphs into in the Biden administration. https://t.co/lAe7X2JMPI

Coronavirus variant could become dominant strain by March, CDC warns

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STAT - A new, more transmissible variant of the virus that causes Covid-19 could sweep the United States in coming weeks, the CDC warned...

In Los Angeles, ambulances circle for hours and ICUs are full – STAT

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STAT - LA issued strict mask and stay-at-home orders so quickly last spring it beat the coronavirus back. But that early success did not...

  • Do the overwhelmed hospitals in Los Angeles offer a glimpse of what other regions may soon face as case counts rise steeply and a seemingly more infectious strain takes hold? https://t.co/dnNlMIEyzZ

In Los Angeles, ambulances circle for hours and ICUs are full – STAT

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STAT - LA issued strict mask and stay-at-home orders so quickly last spring it beat the coronavirus back. But that early success did not...

  • “With the first wave, LA was the poster child on how to do things right. Then we blew the lead." @ushamcfarling explores how LA's #Covid19 response reached the point where the National Guard had to be be called in to handle corpses. Cautionary tale. https://t.co/MYHHxyrsWb

In Los Angeles, ambulances circle for hours and ICUs are full – STAT

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STAT - LA issued strict mask and stay-at-home orders so quickly last spring it beat the coronavirus back. But that early success did not...

  • In LA: 10 new people test #Covid19 + / minute. Every 8 minutes someone dies. Ambulances circle for hrs, unable to find ERs that can accept patients. Hospitals are running out of oxygen. ICU capacity is at 0. Patients lie in hallways & tents. https://t.co/9UstGx4r3o

Trump administration to let nearly all doctors prescribe buprenorphine

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STAT - In a sea change for addiction medicine, the Trump administration is making it far easier for doctors to prescribe...

  • I agree— this was a bad policy that should never been in place. It served as a major obstacle to the use of this treatment. We need similar action to be taken with methadone as well. https://t.co/SjAK07yZPd

Health officials propose waiving regulatory review of medical AI tools

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STAT - “It seems like very slippery slope territory to remove regulation,” said Karandeep Singh, who studies the use of AI in health...

  • Days before leaving office, President Trump’s top health official is proposing to permanently exempt a wide swath of clinical AI tools from regulatory review. https://t.co/jL5mbYcgYb

Biden adviser predicts slow start to ‘100 million vaccines in 100 days’ goal

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STAT - When it comes to Biden’s goal to get 100 million vaccines into arms in 100 days, it could be a slow start, advisers tell...