Weekend Reading: #HC Policy Front, #Shot in the Arm, #Where’s the Flu? and #Life Hacks

Weekend Reading: #HC Policy Front, #Shot in the Arm, #Where’s the Flu? and #Life Hacks

Weekend Reading: #HC Policy Front, #Shot in the Arm, #Where’s the Flu? and #Life Hacks 2121 1414 AEPC Health

With the inauguration of President Biden, health policy wonks are busy with predictions of the what, when and how of healthcare reform. Will there be a government option? Changes to the ACA? Answers to these and other questions will have to wait as President Biden tackles the top priority, the COVID-19 pandemic. In his first few days in office, the President issued a series of Executive Orders aimed at increasing  vaccinations, food aid, testing supplies, personal protective equipment and more.

Speaking of policy, for this Weekend Reading Series, explore #HC Policy Front, with information on cutting healthcare waste, reduced barriers for ALS patients to get disability benefits and a podcast on President Biden’s health care agenda. Next, check of #Shot in the Arm for timely information on the state of COVID-19 vaccines. If you have been wondering what has happened to the flu, you will not want to miss #Where’s the Flu. Don’t miss #Life Hacks with tips for “pandemic life,” such as eating chips!

I hope you enjoy the following:

1. #Policy Front

2. #Shot in the Arm

  • Kaiser Health News: Covid Vaccine Rollout Leaves Most Older Adults Confused Where to Get Shot
  • Reuters: AstraZeneca’s initial EU delivery volumes of COVID- 19 vaccine to fall short
  • Associated Press: Lucky few hit COVID-19 vaccine jackpot for rare extra doses
  • CNET: No, you can’t buy a COVID vaccine online, so ignore that text

3. #Where’s the Flu?

  • Science Magazine: COVID-19 measures also suppress flu—for now
  • USA Today: Fact check: Post claims COVID-19 is another flu strain, misattributed to Cornell professor
  • Mayo Clinic: COVID-19, cold, allergies and the flu: What are the differences?

4. #Life Hacks

Enjoy the weekend! 

Best,

Suzanne
Suzanne Daniels, Ph.D.
AEPC President
P.O. Box 1416
Birmingham, MI 48012
Office: (248) 792-2187
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