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The Biden Administration’s First 100 Day Healthcare Agenda: Pandemic, Pandemic, Pandemic

While the Biden administration can be expected to have a robust healthcare agenda beyond the first 100 days, the president understands that getting the pandemic under better control is critical to making progress on other issues. As a result, his first 100 days will be all about the pandemic....
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FDA Commissioner Steve Hahn, M.D. Discusses COVID-19 Response and His Tenure at the FDA

Speaking at the January 8th Brazda Breakfast briefing, an event sponsored by APCO and hosted by our partner, The Alliance for Health Policy, Commissioner Hahn emphasized that communicating transparent standards and guidelines for the public was critical to ensuring that health care providers effectively combat COVID-19....
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Conquering the “Last Mile” in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

On December 18, the FDA approved Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in the United States. The move makes Moderna’s vaccine the second to reach the American public. Now that the scientific community has developed multiple breakthrough vaccines to halt the coronavirus pandemic, we face an equal challenge: getting them safely to immunization sites around the world and in the arms of people. ...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Success Requires Clarity, Consistency and Confidence

With two COVID-19 vaccines already being put in arms around the country and more expected early next year, healthcare providers must successfully deploy millions of doses of the vaccines to end the coronavirus pandemic. However, just as important as the logistics of getting this done, the public must be willing to get the vaccine in large enough numbers to control the spread of the disease. ...
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COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts are National and Local

Sandra Lindsay became the first American to receive a coronavirus vaccine outside of a clinical trial on December 14. The nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center is the first of hundreds of millions of people who will need the vaccine to control the coronavirus pandemic as America’s death toll rises. To be successful, the rollout of the vaccination campaign requires coordination among state, local and national officials and private sector leaders. ...
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Vital Handoffs in COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment

With two COVID-19 vaccines going into the arms of front-line healthcare workers and residents of nursing home and assisted living facilities, the world now faces the massive challenge of coordinating and administering vaccine doses to millions of people. Success depends on clear communication, consistent guidance and careful coordination between all parties involved....
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For Health, 2021 Will Be More Than a New Year…it Will Be a New Era

2020 has delivered certainty to us all about health. We now know that it is an existential asset not only for individuals but for business and society as a whole. Now, as vaccination makes working, playing and loving without wearing a mask a realistic prediction for 2021, leaders of all ilk need to make operating as the one humanity we are a new status quo....
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How Can We Make European Health Data Governance Models More Patient-Centric?

The COVID-19 crisis has been an eye-opener for many stakeholders, especially national governments, and has revealed that sharing health data is essential for enabling positive health outcomes and more sustainable health systems in Europe....
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How to Achieve Healthcare Celebrity Status

As a global population, we’re leaning in to science and the scientific community more than ever before—representing a critical inflection point for healthcare communicators and marketers....
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The Need for a European PASTEUR Act

The effect of existing antibiotics has perpetually diminished due to increasing development of resistance, hence securing a robust pipeline of new antimicrobials is more important than ever....
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