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LA County reports no new coronavirus deaths again, although reporting lags contribute

Although the numbers are likely due to weekend reporting lags, Los Angeles County announced zero COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row on Monday, May 3, as the public health director expressed confidence the county will move up to the least-restrictive tier of the economic-reopening blueprint this week. COVID-19 case and death numbers are traditionally low on Sundays and Mondays as a result of delays in reporting from the weekend, but the back-to-back days of zero deaths still offered a gl...
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CVS and Walgreens wasted 128,500 Covid vaccine doses, report finds

US pharmacy chains responsible for vast majority of the recorded 182,874 wasted doses, according to Kaiser Health NewsUS pharmacy chains CVS and Walgreens are responsible for the vast majority of wasted vaccine doses, which total more than 180,000 reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a story from Kaiser Health News.As of late March, the CDC recorded 182,874 tossed doses. CVS and Walgreens combined wasted 128,500 doses – CVS wasted about half and Walgreen...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, US, US news, Walgreens, Vaccines and immunisation, Kaiser Health News, Cvs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Coronavirus, Kaiser Health NewsUS


CVS and Walgreens have wasted more vaccine doses than most states combined

Two national pharmacy chains that the federal government entrusted to inoculate people against Covid-19 account for the lion's share of wasted vaccine doses, according to government data obtained by KHN.
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Nevada County Expands Vaccine Eligibility To Everyone 16 And Older

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As pool of eligible vaccine-seekers expands, more clinic sites added in LA County

With the pool of eligible COVID-19 vaccine recipients about to expand again Monday, Los Angeles County is getting some additional vaccination clinics. The county’s rate of new cases and hospitalizations continued their general decline on Saturday, March 13. The county health department reported 793 new cases of COVID-19 and 42 additional deaths, bringing the totals to 1,209,632 cases and 22,446 deaths since the pandemic began. The number of county residents in the hospital with the virus dropped...
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This is how much protection you get from one shot of the Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna vaccines, according to the best available data

Woman holds Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Getty Millions of people worldwide have had one shot of two-dose COVID-19 vaccines. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are probably 80% effective against symptomatic COVID-19 after one dose. A single AstraZeneca shot is probably at least 70% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 60 million Americans and more than 22 million Brits have received their first dose of a two-shot C...
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Q&A: LA Public Health’s Dr. Prabhu Goudner optimistic about nursing homes, 1 year into pandemic

A year ago, the novel coronavirus began wreaking havoc in Los Angeles County’s roughly 400 nursing homes. Los Angeles County Public Health Department’s Dr. Prabhu Gounder, a physician who helps oversee COVID-19 outbreak response in nursing homes. Courtesy photo As the COVID-19 case and death toll mounted, public health officials struggled to contain the damage in facilities that were often plagued with long-standing staffing and infection control issues. Los Angeles Daily News contributor Br...
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U.S. will be able to vaccinate all adults by end of May, Biden says

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccines for all adult Americans by the end of May, two months earlier than anticipated, as his administration announced that drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved shot. The announcement comes as the White House looks to speed the production of the single-dose J&J vaccine and accelerate the nation’s plans to reach “herd immunity” in the U.S. and be...
Tags: Health, News, Washington, White House, Merck, Sport, Joe Biden, Walgreens, Soccer, South Africa, Netherlands, Capitol Hill, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Lausd, Biden


Analysis of proposed LA city ‘hero pay’ measure warns of possible layoffs, higher costs

Los Angeles city officials, weighing a potential mandate on grocery stores to provide “hero pay” increases to essential workers, have released a 21-page analysis of the potential economic impacts. The assessment concluded that it could lead to higher pay for workers that could be funneled back into a recovering  economy — but it also warned of potential layoffs or reductions to employee work hours. Struggling grocers, particularly independent shops, could be under more pressure and could even cl...
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How the Dakotas are successfully rolling out COVID vaccines - and 2 major lessons for larger states

At a mass vaccination site set up in a California Six Flags, a nurse administers the COVID vaccine. Jae C. Hong/AP Photo North Dakota and South Dakota are two of the states doing the best job at distributing coronavirus vaccines. Despite an uneven nationwide rollout, they've excelled due to centralized storage and vaccination sites. Flexibility and collaboration between health systems has been key to getting approximately 80% of delivered vaccines into arms. Visit Business Insider's homepa...
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The world's 1,000 richest people have already bounced back from COVID-19 wealth losses, but it could take more than a decade for the poorest to recover, Oxfam warns

Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Elon Musk are some of the wealthiest men in the world. Susan Walsh/AP; Joshua Roberts/Reuters; Axel Schmidt/Getty Images The 1,000 richest people on Earth have already recovered from coronavirus-related wealth losses, an Oxfam study revealed. Meanwhile, it could take more than a decade for those in poverty to recover, the charity said. The top 10 billionaires, including Jeff Bezos, have enough money combined to pay for a COVID-19 vaccine for everyone in the world...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Wealth, Economy, Earth, Walgreens, Healthcare, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Oxfam, Vaccine


Southern California nursing homes ready for their own coronavirus vaccine rollout

Nursing homes around the region were gearing up Monday, Dec. 14, to receive the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines for their staff and residents while battling the region’s explosive surge of novel coronavirus cases. Los Angeles County announced last week that it was pulling nursing homes out of a federal COVID-19 vaccine distribution program with Walgreens and CVS in order to have “quicker vaccination and higher vaccine coverage.” Facilities in the county are now readying to conduct vaccinations ...
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With initial vaccines on the way, LA County tops 4,000 hospitalizations

As the number of Los Angeles County residents hospitalized with the coronavirus surpassed 4,000 for the first time, local health officials anticipated the arrival of the first wave of coronavirus vaccines, shipped Sunday, Dec. 13, from Pfizer’s Michigan complex. Confirmation that Southland health-care workers were likely to get their shots in the next couple of days helped blunt the latest rash of unnerving statistics — including 12,731 new COVID-19 cases and 29 new deaths — from the county’s De...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Walgreens, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Community, Michigan, Fda, Pfizer


More grim L.A. County numbers arrive as officials race to ship first wave of coronavirus vaccines Sunday

Officials vowed that millions of doses of anti-coronavirus vaccines would start rolling out across the nation on Sunday, Dec. 13, offering an echo of hope as Los Angeles County and state health officials Saturday weathered another swell of chilling pandemic statistics. While falling short of Friday’s record-shattering numbers, Los Angeles County officials nonetheless reported 11,476 new COVID-19 cases and 70 deaths, bringing the county’s totals to 512,872 and 8,269, respectively. The county’s fi...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, UPS, Walgreens, Soccer, Community, Fda, Associated Press, Pfizer, Cvs, Southern California, Ventura


Everlywell raises $175 million to expand virtual care options and scale its at-home health testing

Digital health startup Everlywell has raised a $175 million Series D funding round, following relatively fast on the heels of a $25 million Series C round it closed in February of this year. The Series D included a host of new investors, including BlackRock, The Chernin Group (TCG), Foresite Capital, Greenspring Associates, Morningside Ventures and Portfolio, along with existing investors including Highland Capital Partners, which led the Series C round. The startup has now raised ov...
Tags: Health, Food, Startups, TC, Science, Funding, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Walgreens, United States, Healthcare, Fda, Biotech, Driver, Target


The US will give Americans paper cards to remind them of their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, but will leave further messaging to states and pharmacies

President Donald Trump and US Army Gen. Gustave F. Perna, during a news conference at the White House, September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Army general Gustave Perna, who oversees the logistics of delivering COVID-19 vaccines to states, said the US will give Americans paper cards reminding them to come back for second doses. Vaccines from both Pfizer and Moderna, which are awaiting emergency authorized use from the FDA, require two doses.  Experts previously told Business Insider ge...
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Amazon launches pharmacy services in the US, adds services for Prime members

Amazon.com launched ‘Amazon Pharmacy’ in the United States (US) on Tuesday, allowing customers to order prescription medicines online for home delivery, as well as increasing Prime’s value proposition by adding services around medicine delivery and purchasing. Customers will be able to add their insurance information and manage prescriptions. Prime members without health insurance can get substantive discounts on Amazon Pharmacy, as well as at 50,000 physical drugstores countrywide. “…cust...
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Gov. Newsom Lays Out Timeline For COVID-19 Vaccine In California

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5 Questions with Walgreens CMO Pat McLean

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. As an “essential business”, Walgreens has rapidly pivoted to meet the current needs of their customers and patients. And while much of the world is on pause, kindness and giving is not. The pharmacy giant was challenged to reimagine Red Nose Day, the fundraising campaign to end child poverty. Interbrand’s Andrew Miller talks with Chief Marketing Officer Pat McLean about how the brand is navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and supporting the heal...
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The internet’s top 12 coronavirus-related questions, answered

With mixed messages coming from our leaders, Americans have turned to the internet to answer their COVID-19 questions. We explore the top 12 coronavirus questions, according to Google Trends. When seeking answers, it is important to prioritize evidence-based information from credible sources. It seems the only thing spreading faster than coronavirus is panic and disinformation. With mixed messages and conflicting reports coming from leaders, Americans have turned to the internet to address th...
Tags: Health, Google, Amazon, South Korea, Internet, Congress, California, Washington Post, Cdc, Washington, Government, Senate, New York City, Walmart, Cnn, Walgreens


Looking for Hand Sanitizer Amid Coronavirus’ Spread? Good Luck Finding Any

(NEW YORK) — The hand sanitizers on Amazon were overpriced. A Walmart this weekend was completely sold out. Only on his third try was Ken Smith able to find the clear gel — at a Walgreens, where three bottles of Purell were left. He bought two. “I didn’t want to hoard,” says Smith, a retired biomedical technician in Wichita Falls, Texas. Fear of the coronavirus has led people to stock up on the germ-killing gel, leaving store shelves empty and online retailers with sky-high prices set by th...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Business, New York, News, Cdc, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Walmart, Ap, Walgreens, Ohio, Smith, Costco, Cvs


Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here's how 7 tech titans are tackling the $3.6 trillion industry.

Big tech giants have their eyes on the $3.6 trillion US healthcare industry.  As healthcare costs keep rising for Americans, tech companies are betting they can have a part in fixing the broken pieces of the industry.  Already, lawmakers and the public are raising concerns about tech giants' role in healthcare. In November, news that Google had been working with a large health system and had access to millions of patients' data brought into question whether consumers are comfortable putting he...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Microsoft, US, America, Trends, Google Search, Walmart, Walgreens, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration


Tennessee AG’s wife invested in Walgreens amid opioid suits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The wife of a state attorney general who’s helping lead national opioid epidemic settlement negotiations has held investments in Walgreens for years. According to The Tennessean, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery’s ethics filings show his wife’s Walgreens investments and income of an undisclosed value from 2014 to 2019, as other states […]
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Kroger, Walgreens to top selling e-cigarettes in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Two major retailers say they will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the U.S. amid mounting health questions surrounding vaping. Supermarket chain Kroger and drugstore chain Walgreens announced Monday they would discontinue sales of e-cigarettes at their stores nationwide, citing an uncertain regulatory environment. The vaping industry has come under scrutiny after […]
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Psychology Around the Net: May 4, 2019

Happy May, sweet readers! More specifically, Happy Mental Health Month! That’s right, we kicked off Mental Health Month 2019 on Wednesday, and in honor of that I’m highlighting several resources to boost your mental health wellness, advocacy efforts, and campaign participation. Keep reading for details on downloading the Mental Health Month 2019 Toolkit, a mental wellness challenge you can take part in this month, how Burger King is getting involved (yes, Burger King!), and more. MHA Mental H...
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Oreo maker Mondelez considers CBD-infused cookies and cannabis snacks

CBD-infused snacks could soon join the product line that includes Chips Ahoy cookies, Cadbury chocolate, and Nutter Butter cookies. Mondelez, the company that makes Oreo cookies, is reportedly considering adding the cannabis compound CBD to some of its cookies and snacks. CBD stands for cannabidiol, and it's a calming/anti inflammatory component of (some but not all) marijuana plants. It doesn't get you high. “Yes, we’re getting ready, but we obviously want to stay within what is legal and p...
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Walgreens raises age of tobacco sales to 21 after FDA pressure

Walgreens Boost Alliance will no longer sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 starting in September, in response to a FDA crackdown.
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Walgreens to hike minimum age for store tobacco sales

Walgreens has decided to ban tobacco sales to minors several weeks after a federal official called the drugstore chain a top violator of laws restricting access to cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and other products. The drugstore chain said Tuesday that it will require customers to be at least 21 years old to purchase tobacco in any […]
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Consumers get another digital home health offering as Tyto Care and Best Buy launch TytoHome

Best Buy is partnering with the Israeli technology Tyto Care to become the official retailer for the company’s all-in-one digital diagnostics kit through its physical stores in California, the Dakotas, Ohio and Minnesota and through its online store. Tyto previously sold its technology through healthcare plans, making its handheld examination device with attachments that act as a thermometer, a stethoscope, an otoscope and a tongue depressor available to families with insurance that wanted to re...
Tags: Health, TC, Asia, Europe, Minnesota, Medicine, California, Israel, Articles, Tech, Walgreens, United States, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Best-buy


FDA chief calls out Walgreens over tobacco sales to minors

A top U.S. regulator wants to meet with Walgreens leaders to discuss whether the drugstore chain has a problem with illegal tobacco sales to minors. Scott Gottlieb of the Food and Drug Administration said Monday Walgreens is a top violator among drugstores that sell tobacco products including cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes. He says inspectors […]
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