December 7, 2020

Weekly review: Your quarantine 'bubble' isn't as safe as you think

Daily Briefing

    Our take: 3 ways 'Amazon Pharmacy' could disrupt health care (Monday, November 30)

    Last month, Amazon launched its highly anticipated online pharmacy that allows customers to order prescription drugs to their homes. Advisory Board's Regina Lohr and Lindsay Conway outline three ways Amazon Pharmacy could impact the pharmacy industry—and three questions to measure Amazon's success.

    Why don't patients stick to their treatments? This doctor can explain it firsthand. (Tuesday, December 1)

    At 13 years old, Jessica Stuart had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma—and she didn't always take the 11 pills her doctors had prescribed her to take each day. Writing for STAT News, Stuart, now a resident physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, explains why she sometimes was a nonadherent patient and how the experience helped her become a more empathetic doctor.

    Who's first in line for a coronavirus vaccine? Here's what a key CDC panel says. (Wednesday, December 2)

    Last week, an expert panel that advises CDC on vaccines issued its first recommendations on which Americans should get the first available doses of an authorized coronavirus vaccine. Advisory Board's Pamela Divack and Erin Lane outline four steps health care organizations should take now to prepare for vaccine distribution.

    Your quarantine 'bubble' isn't as safe as you think (Thursday, December 3)

    Some Americans have turned to quarantine "bubbles" or "pods" to socialize amid the coronavirus epidemic, but there's no consensus on the right way to form a bubble—and experts say they may be riskier than many people believe, Rachel Gutman writes for The Atlantic.

    Want to convince people to take Covid-19 seriously? Use these words. (Friday, December 4)

    Americans remain politically divided about how serious the novel coronavirus epidemic is and what steps should be taken to address it—but changing a few words in how officials describe the epidemic and response efforts could significantly improve people's willingness to take the epidemic seriously, according to a new poll.

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