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Which HCPs Are Most Likely to Get COVID Vaccine?

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: By Marcia Frellick July 31, 2020 — Physicians are the most likely group of healthcare professionals to get a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available, according to a new Medscape poll. More than 7000 healthcare professionals, including clinicians, medical students, and administrators, responded to the poll. US physicians who responded… Read More »

One vaccine to beat COVID, Sars, Mers and common cold – possible?

PhotobyTawat/Shutterstock Sheena Cruickshank, University of Manchester SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – belongs to the family of betacoronaviruses that cause everything from the common cold to Mers (which kills about one in three people infected). Despite causing a wide range of symptoms, these viruses all share similarities. If they’re similar enough, could one… Read More »

In Texas, Individual Freedoms Clash With Efforts To Slow The Surge Of COVID Cases

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). HOUSTON — The Fourth of July was a little different this year here in Texas’ biggest city. Parades were canceled and some of the region’s beaches were closed. At the city’s biggest fireworks show, “Freedom Over Texas,” fireworks were shot higher in the air… Read More »

Some COVID patients won’t recover senses of taste, smell, study finds

A recent study out of Italy found that 10 percent of those who lost their smell and taste due to COVID-19 saw their symptoms worsen or stay the same over the course of the infection. The remaining 90 percent who lost their sense of smell or taste while infected with coronavirus saw their condition improve or they recovered within… Read More »

What Will Healthcare Costs Be After COVID? PwC Looks Behind the 2021 Numbers

Whether healthcare spending in 2021 increases by double-digits or falls by one-third directly depends on how the coronavirus pandemic will play out over the rest of 2020, based on PwC’s annual report on medical cost trends for 2021. The three cost scenarios are based on assumptions shown in the fine print on the first chart:… Read More »