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August 15, 2022

Weekly review: A new virus has been discovered in China—here's what you need to know

Daily Briefing

    How the Inflation Reduction Act will impact health care, CVS wants to buy Signify Health, more.

    What you need to know about the $740B bill just passed by the Senate (Monday, August 8)

    The Senate on Sunday voted 51-50—with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tiebreaking vote—to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, a $740 billion package that includes several major health care reforms.

    CVS wants to buy Signify Health (Tuesday, August 9)

    CVS Health is seeking to buy Signify Health as part of its expansion into home health services, Cara Lombardo, Laura Cooper, and Sharon Terlep report for the Wall Street Journal.

    Cal Knight reflects on John Muir's partnership strategy to stay independent (Wednesday, August 10)

    In this edition of "Lessons from the C-Suite," Cal Knight, CEO of John Muir Health, talks with Advisory Board President Eric Larsen about finding his way to health care from roots in carpentry, taking on the "profound obligation" of leading an independent community health system, and how partnerships have enabled a $2 billion system to compete at scale.

    A new virus has been discovered in China—here's what you need to know (Thursday, August 11)

    A new virus, named the Langya henipavirus, has infected 35 people in two Chinese provinces, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. And while the virus comes from a dangerous family of viruses, experts say there's no reason to worry about Langya virus yet.

    'Covid-19 is here to stay': CDC issues new Covid guidelines (Friday, August 12)

    CDC on Thursday released new Covid-19 guidelines, loosening quarantine and exposure recommendations. The agency also said that because of population-level immunity and available treatments, the risk of developing severe Covid-19 is low in the United States.

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