COVID-19 Updates

Stressing the need for Flu Shots this year and COVID UPDATES

Drive home the need for a flu shot this fall, expert urges clinicians

This year’s looming flu season, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, is going to present a new range of challenges, one of the leading pharmacy quality experts in the country said late last week.

Vetting COVID-19 vaccine in bariatric population is essential, investigator says

Judging from the performance of other vaccines, some experts are concerned that a COVID-19 inoculation will be less effective in people with obesity than for those with a lower body mass.

Stroke risk linked to metabolic syndrome severity

The more severe the complications of metabolic syndrome, the greater the odds of experiencing ischemic stroke — even in the absence of diabetes, investigators say.

Clinical Briefs for Monday, August 17

Omnicare layoffs fuel speculation about possible CVS marketplace exit … CMS ‘deeply concerned’: COVID-19 cases in nursing homes escalate nationally … U.S. counties with more Black residents count more COVID-19 cases, deaths … Some patients report hearing loss after COVID recovery, survey finds … Social media data used to study COVID ‘long-haulers’

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