Ric Erwin, chair of the Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas, called HHS' cancelation of the $250 million advertising campaign—which would have involved performers dressed as Santa Claus promoting the benefits of a coronavirus vaccine—"extremely disappointing," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Florida, and Georgia.
The White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy in a release issued Tuesday listed "ending the Covid-19 pandemic" as one of President Trump's accomplishments during his first term in office. The claim comes as the United States reported a record of more than 500,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past week, and as hospitals are seeing surges in new patients with Covid-19.
The nutrients a heart uses to help it pump vary depending on how healthy the heart is, according to a new study published in Science—findings that could have implications for future treatments, researchers say.
The novel coronavirus has made physical contact with most others dangerous, but prolonged touch deprivation poses its own threat, with potentially negative effects on people's mental health, Maham Hasan writes for the New York Times. Here's how people can protect their psychological well-being while still taking some precautions.
Under current FDA guidelines, America's first coronavirus vaccine could be just 50% effective, making it "mediocre" when it comes to efficacy—but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get it, Yale School of Medicine's F. Perry Wilson writes for Vox. Here's why.