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New data show that many of the community outbreaks of COVID-19 that have cropped up in the United States this summer have originated in restaurants and bars.

Many Community Outbreaks of COVID-19 Traced to Restaurants, Bars

Whether the infections started among workers or patrons is unclear
The Trump administration has agreed to pay $1.5 billion for 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna once it is approved

U.S. Government to Buy 100 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine From Moderna

If the doses are used, they would be provided to Americans for free
Compared with non-Hispanic White physicians

Burnout Less Likely for Doctors in Minority Race/Ethnic Groups

Non-Hispanic Black physicians more likely to report satisfaction with work-life integration versus White doctors
Bacterial infections are associated with an increased risk for incident coronary heart disease in individuals with type 1 diabetes

Bacterial Infections Increase Coronary Heart Disease Risk in T1DM

Incident CHD events tied to more antibiotic purchases, higher levels of lipopolysaccharide activity
Before completing clinical trials to ensure the vaccine is safe and effective

Russia Approves COVID-19 Vaccine Before Trials Completed

President Vladimir Putin claims the vaccine 'works effectively enough'
Gilead Sciences has applied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval for its COVID-19 treatment

Gilead Seeks FDA Approval for Remdesivir

Trials of the drug show that it can cut recovery time from COVID-19 by nearly a third
Stephen Hahn

FDA Head Says Any Approved COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Safe

Assurance was given during a video briefing with the American Medical Association
Use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and dual use of cigarettes and e-cigarettes are associated with increased likelihood of COVID-19 diagnosis

E-Cigarette Use Linked to Increased Odds of COVID-19

Dual use of e-cigarettes, cigarettes linked to increased odds of COVID-diagnosis, testing, and symptoms
In an Ideas and Opinions article published online Aug. 11 in the Annals of Internal Medicine

Guidance Helps Doctors Optimize Telemedicine for Seniors

Physicians should be mindful of cues that patient may not hear or understand and repeat or rephrase
The rates of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection are increased among minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged children

SARS-CoV-2 Rates Up for Minority, Disadvantaged Children

Increased rates of infection for non-Hispanic black, Hispanic children, those in lower quartiles of MFI