Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:
- WHO underplaying risk of airborne spread of Covid-19, say scientists MSN
Scientists authoring a letter to WHO are indicating that airborne spread of the disease is more important than WHO has acknowledged.
- CVS develops app to read prescription labels for visually impaired patients Becker’s Hospital Review
CVS developed an app that will read prescription labels out loud to visually impaired customers.
- Michigan nursing home workers faced ‘heartbreaking’ reality as COVID-19 hit, inspection records reveal The Detroit News
As COVID-19 hit Michigan, staff of many nursing homes faced limited protective gear and did not have access to COVID-19 tests.
- HHS announces billion-dollar push toward experimental COVID-19 vaccine Healthcare IT News
HHS will invest over $1 billion toward the development of a vaccine by Novavax and $450 million toward the manufacture and supply of REGN-COV2 by Regeneron.
- Walmart makes new push into healthcare with insurance business Reuters
Walmart has its own insurance business and is looking for agents to sell Medicare insurance.
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