COVID-19 Updates

Leading Age Blasts CMS for visitor guidance and other COVID-19 Updates

Early-stage COVID-19 vaccine shows promise, generates immune response

Participants given a COVID-19 vaccine candidate in a Phase 1 trial showed an immune response comparable to that of people infected with the virus.

Industry leader blasts visitor guidance from feds

Operators are tired of “guidance that comes without tangible resources and hands-on help,” says LeadingAge’s Katie Smith Sloan. “They need real help, not symbols.”

Mental health risk is low in coronavirus, but long-term delirium may occur

An analysis of mental health outcomes from past SARS and MERS outbreaks may offer useful predictions about coronavirus outcomes for clinicians, say British researchers.

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, May 20

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