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AstraZeneca and Oxford University Say Their Vaccine Is ‘Highly Effective’
New York Times

The coronavirus vaccine candidate was up to 90 percent effective, said the drugmaker, which became the third this month to report promising results. At the same time, the virus is spreading out of control across the U.S., sending a record number of people hos… more…

Explosive Growth of Virus Is Recorded Across U.S.
New York Times

The country is nearing 200,000 new cases a day and setting hospitalization records. Deaths are rising steadily and hospitals are struggling to cope. The C.D.C. urged Americans to rethink Thanksgiving plans. more…

U.S. Breaks Single-Day Record for New Cases as Number Nears 200,000
New York Times

The antibody treatment President Trump received receives emergency F.D.A. approval. The U.S. case total passes 12 million, and hospitalizations soar past 82,000. more…

Vaccinating patients against Covid will be a mammoth task for GPs like me | Zara Aziz
Theguardian.comsociety

GP practices in England have been told to be ready for 1 December, but little else. The government must work with us on a planned rollout<ul><li>Coronavirus – latest updates</li><li>See all our coronavirus coverage</li></ul>The news that we may have a usable … more…

A Revamped Strategic National Stockpile Still Can't Match The Pandemic's Latest Surge
NPR

The Strategic National Stockpile stores critical supplies. It fell short when the pandemic first hit. Now, a new effort is being implemented, but it's still not providing what the U.S. needs. more…

Pharmacies, doctor's offices and hospitals are gearing up to give coronavirus vaccines to millions of Americans. Here's how they're preparing and how much they stand to profit along the way.
Business Insider

Summary List Placement The country received encouraging news in November when two drug companies said their experimental coronavirus vaccines succeeded in preventing COVID-19, providing some hope that the end of the pandemic is within reach.  But new challen… more…

Investors are betting big that Papa can succeed by applying Uber's gig-work strategy to home care. We spoke to 9 'grandkids on demand' for an inside look at the future of healthcare.
Business Insider

Summary List Placement Bradley Sollenne could be the future of healthcare.  The father of seven children and based in Dallas, Texas, Sollenne works at least eight hours a day, six days a week, making calls to the seemingly never-ending list of elderly patien… more…

Who gets COVID-19 vaccine first in Texas? The state just put out guidelines - KHOU.com
KHOU.com

Who gets COVID-19 vaccine first in Texas? The state just put out guidelines  KHOU.comView Full Coverage on Google News more…

As COVID cases surge in nursing homes, feds urge extra holiday precaution
ABC News

Federal officials have recommended that nursing home staff and residents avoid contact with relatives during the holidays. more…

What is the ACIP? For a COVID vaccine to get cleared by the FDA, these 15 experts will vouch for its safety
USA Today

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices weighs crucial questions on the minds of millions: When can I get a COVID vaccine and will one be safe? more…

Mobile morgues, garage overflow, copper bottle con: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every state more…

'Breathe free or die,' hunting trouble, Publix suit: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every state more…

Plasma shortage, fight club, pen pal programs: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every state more…

The Final Pandemic Surge Is Crashing Over America
The Atlantic

For the first time, the U.S. recorded 1 million COVID-19 cases in one week. more…

Next Avenue: 3 reasons there will be a wave of nursing home closures
MarketWatch

With 40% of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. in nursing homes, many of these facilities say they won't last another six months. more…

Long-Term Care Insurance is a Good Thing to Invest In
Iwillteachyoutoberich.com

You may be surprised that a whopping  52% of people over the age of 65 will eventually need some form of long-term care (LTC). But many are not even aware that long-term care insurance is a thing.  Well, we are here … Continued Long-Term Care Insurance is a G… more…

Scientists Come Closer to Understanding COVID-19 'Cytokine Storms'
Mental Floss

The "cytokine storms" that precede severe illness in patients with COVID-19 has been poorly understood. New research has traced the risk of lung damage and organ failure to two key proteins that have the potential to be treated with drugs. more…

Pfizer Applies for Emergency F.D.A. Approval for Covid-19 Vaccine
New York Times

A large team of regulators at the agency will take about three weeks to review an application spanning thousands of pages. more…

Racial, ethnic minorities continue to die at much higher rates...
The Washington Post

Racial, ethnic minorities continue to die at much higher rates... (First column, 2nd story, link) Related stories:President Skips G20 Pandemic Meeting to Go Golfing... Mass Vaccination Gets Dry Run in Louisiana Parking Lot... THANKSGIV… more…

Dispatches From a California Prison Amid the Climate and Coronavirus Crises
The Intercept

Long-standing heat management issues at the California Institution for Women were exacerbated by policies made in the wake of the pandemic. The post Dispatches From a California Prison Amid the Climate and Coronavirus Crises appeared first on The Intercept. more…