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Democrats blast Moderna CEO over plans to quadruple price of COVID-19 vaccine

Democrats blast Moderna CEO over plans to quadruple price of COVID-19 vaccine

Democratic senators lashed out at Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel in a Thursday hearing over his company’s plans to quadruple the price of its COVID-19 vaccine. The current cost of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine booster is roughly $26 and the company is expected to raise the price up to $130 per dose in the U.S. once the […]

New study cites Wuhan raccoon dogs as possible origin of COVID-19

New study cites Wuhan raccoon dogs as possible origin of COVID-19

A new analysis of genetic information conducted by an international group of researchers has found evidence to suggest that COVID-19 originated from infected animals sold at a market in Wuhan, China. As first reported by The Atlantic, French evolutionary biologist Florence Débarre recently uncovered genetic data from the global virology database GISAID. The data had […]

House unanimously sends COVID-19 origins declassification bill to Biden’s desk

House unanimously sends COVID-19 origins declassification bill to Biden’s desk

The House unanimously approved a bill on Friday that would require the director of national intelligence (DNI) to declassify information related to the origins of COVID-19, sending the measure to President Biden’s desk for final approval. The legislation, titled the COVID-19 Origin Act, passed in a 419-0 vote, just over a week after the Senate […]

FDA approves first over-the-counter at-home test for COVID-19, flu

FDA approves first over-the-counter at-home test for COVID-19, flu

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first over-the-counter at-home test for both COVID-19 and the flu on Friday.  The FDA said in a release that the test can differentiate between and detect Influenza A and B, which most commonly cause the flu in humans, and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.  Jeff Shuren, […]

House GOP demands info from Fauci, other officials on COVID-19 origins

House GOP demands info from Fauci, other officials on COVID-19 origins

House Republicans are officially relaunching their investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic by calling for testimony and information from Anthony Fauci and other current and former Biden administration officials. Reps. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), the chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, and James Comer (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Oversight and […]

Axxess | Overview of the 2022 Home Health Final Rule Changes

Axxess | Overview of the 2022 Home Health Final Rule Changes

Arlene Maxim, RN, HCS-C, senior vice president for clinical services at Axxess, shares an overview of the most important Medicare home health Final Rule regulations including those going into effect on January 1, 2022. Learn about major changes, including: – Value-based purchasing expansion and payment rate changes – New Notice of Admission requirements and late […]

House Republicans pass bill to end COVID-19 public health emergency

House Republicans pass bill to end COVID-19 public health emergency

House Republicans passed a bill on Tuesday to end the COVID-19 public health emergency, moving ahead with the legislation despite the Biden administration announcing one day earlier that the declaration would end in May. The legislation — titled the Pandemic is Over Act — passed in a 220-210 party-line vote. The measure, which stretches two pages, would […]