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CDC Plans Cellphone COVID-19 Vaccine Tracking System

Health checks will be done by text messages and email every day during the first week after vaccination
At a meeting of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory board

FDA Needs More Safety Data on COVID-19 Vaccines, Experts Say

Polls show Americans getting more skeptical about a vaccine, worry that approval process is being rushed
Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of Oct. 19 to 23

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of...
For moderately ill hospitalized patients with COVID-19

Tocilizumab Does Not Prevent Intubation, Death in COVID-19

Intubation or death, disease worsening similar for tocilizumab, placebo in hospitalized patients
The number of COVID-19-related deaths may be underestimated

CDC: Number of COVID-19 Deaths May Be Underreported

Only two-thirds of the nearly 300,000 excess deaths in 2020 are attributed to COVID-19
The first company to start a phase 3 trial of a COVID-19 vaccine reached its target of enrolling 30

U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Enrolls 30,000

Moderna says it is on track to apply for FDA approval to market the vaccine in early December
In a move that widens the pool of people considered at risk for COVID-19 infection

CDC Broadens Definition of ‘Close Contact’ in Tracing COVID-19 Infections

Change will likely have biggest impact in group settings where people are in repeated contact with others
COVID-19 may not cause a cytokine storm

Cytokines Not at ‘Storm’ Levels in Those With Severe COVID-19

Levels in severely, critically ill COVID-19 patients much lower than in other inflammatory syndromes
A population-based risk algorithm performs well for predicting death and hospital admission due to COVID-19 in adults

Algorithm Predicts Death, Hospital Admission From COVID-19

Final risk algorithm includes age, ethnicity, deprivation, body mass index, range of comorbidities
Proactive interventions such as asthma self-management education

Proactive Interventions Cut Spending for Children With Asthma

Reductions in utilization varied by state and intervention