Alaska GOP lawmakers demand pharmacists fill ivermectin scripts for COVID-19 ‘no questions asked’
While Alaska leads the country in COVID-19 cases, the state’s Republican lawmakers continue to talk out of both sides of their mouths. On the one hand, they remain steadfast in their calls to forgo mask and vaccine mandates. On the other, they’re demanding easier access to unproven and unauthorized medicines such as ivermectin to treat the virus they’re downplaying.Source: Daily Kos
Are vaccine mandates driving employees to quit? Here's what 16 health systems are experiencing.
When health systems began rolling out Covid-19 vaccine mandates for staff, many were concerned the requirements would spur a mass exodus of employees. But as the deadlines for those mandates have rolled around, vaccine uptake has exceeded expectations—with minimal staff resignations and terminations.Source: The Daily Briefing
Connecticut’s new top doc, short on government experience but long on clinical expertise, braces for the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic
Connecticut’s new top doc, short on government experience but long on clinical expertise, braces for the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemicSource: The Hartford Courant
Many health workers at big U.S. hospital chains with vaccine mandates are getting shots.
Hundreds of sought-after nurses are leaving some U.S. hospitals that have established vaccine requirements for all employees, involving some protests and legal opposition. But most workers, especially at large hospital chains, appear to be complying with the policies.Source: The New York Times
Beginning the Journey in Medicine
“Teaching yourself, patients, and others is what the profession of medicine entails.” Assistant Professor Oluwatosin Adeyemo, MD, MPH, shared this idea with the 104 first-year Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students during their two-week Introduction to the Profession (iPro) course.
‘Not a Zero-sum Game’: Sharing Vaccines Is in Countries’ Best Interests
How nations can best allocate COVID-19 vaccines remains a discussion of global importance. And at its heart is the question of whether countries with greater access to vaccines should focus on vaccinating their own citizens or sharing their vaccine allotments with other nations.Source: Yale News
Addressing the Intertwined Opioid, HIV, and HCV Crises: Q&A With Rick Altice
Frederick Altice, MD, has brought together team members from both Yale and West Virginia University to implement integrated care to take steps to curb the intertwined and devastating epidemics of opioid abuse, HIV, and hepatitis C.