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Providers face a magnetic pull toward in-person care, says ATA board chair

The healthcare industry faces a pivotal moment in telehealth, said American Telemedicine Association Board Chair Dr. Joseph Kvedar on Tuesday. During his keynote address for the ATA’s annual conference and expo, taking place throughout the month of June, Kvedar noted that the past year saw unprecedented growth for virtual care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  … Read More »

CDC eases summer camp Covid guidance, says fully vaccinated teens don’t need masks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its public health guidance for summer camps Friday, saying fully vaccinated teens don’t need to wear face masks or stay 6 feet away from others. Fully vaccinated teens should still wear masks where required, including at local businesses and workplaces, according to the CDC. Camps can be… Read More »

Rising hospital ransomware attacks could endanger patients, hit bottom lines hard, Moody’s says

Dive Brief: Ransomware attacks will continue among large providers for the foreseeable future, and “healthcare systems will need to deploy additional resources to thwart future cybersecurity breaches even as the pandemic continues to use up significant clinical, financial and strategic resources,” according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service. The organization noted that nonprofit… Read More »

Political ideology is real reason people remain unvaccinated, says Dr. Peter Hotez

Dr. Peter Hotez argued that the real reason a number of Americans are not getting vaccinated is their political ideology. “They’re tying their political allegiance to the political right, unfortunately. And we’re seeing this play out in the bottom ten states in terms of vaccination coverage,” which is half of the coverage seen in the… Read More »

Moderna’s COVID-19 booster vaccine shows promise against variants, company says

Two of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine booster shots under study induced an immune response against SARS-CoV-2 and variants first identified in South Africa and Brazil, the company announced Wednesday. A variant-specific booster shot resulted in higher levels of neutralizing antibodies against the concerning South African variant with fewer side effects than a third shot of the… Read More »