Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (D) on Monday announced the state has now partially vaccinated more than 80% of its population ages 12 and over, making it the first U.S. state to reach that benchmark, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Massachusetts, California, and Vermont.
- Massachusetts: Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn will be joining the venture capital firm Flagship Pioneering as CMO, the company announced on Monday. According to the Washington Post, Flagship Pioneering incubated and launched Moderna, the pharmaceutical company that developed one of the two mRNA Covid-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States. Hahn will start work with the company on Wednesday, June 16 (Diamond, Washington Post, 6/14).
- California: The American Medical Association (AMA) has named Jack Resneck Jr. as its new president-elect. Resneck has previously served as president of the California Society for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and was a board member of the American Academy of Dermatology. Resneck will assume his position as AMA president in June 2022 (Haefner, Becker's Hospital Review, 6/14).
- Vermont: Gov. Phil Scott (D) on Monday announced the state has now partially vaccinated more than 80% of its population ages 12 and over, making it the first U.S. state to reach that benchmark. As a result, Scott announced that all the state's Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted. "Our state has shown the world what's possible when you have a group of people with the right attitude following the data and trusting medical science," Scott said (Elder-Connors, NPR, 6/15; Slotnik, New York Times, 6/14).