Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Fully Approved by FDA

2021-09-02T20:50:03+00:00

On Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. It is the first full approval of any coronavirus vaccine in the United States. The other vaccines, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, are still available under emergency use authorization (EUA) granted by the FDA. The Moderna [...]

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Fully Approved by FDA2021-09-02T20:50:03+00:00

Delta Air Lines Imposes $200 Monthly Health Insurance Surcharge on Unvaccinated Workers

2021-09-02T20:38:59+00:00

On Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, Delta Air Lines announced it will require employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or pay a $200 monthly fee. Starting Nov. 1, unvaccinated employees on Delta Air Lines’ health plan would be responsible for paying a $200 monthly surcharge for health benefits, in addition to being tested weekly for COVID-19. [...]

Delta Air Lines Imposes $200 Monthly Health Insurance Surcharge on Unvaccinated Workers2021-09-02T20:38:59+00:00

U.S. Health System Ranks Last Among Wealthy Countries

2021-09-02T14:09:35+00:00

The United States has the worst health care system among wealthy nations, according to a recent analysis from the Commonwealth Fund. The study focused on health systems from 11 wealthy countries, measuring five main aspects: 1. Access to care 2. Care process 3. Administrative efficiency 4. Equity 5. Health care outcomes The U.S. health system [...]

U.S. Health System Ranks Last Among Wealthy Countries2021-09-02T14:09:35+00:00

President Biden Expects U.S. To Have Enough Vaccines for Every American by End of May

2021-04-06T02:42:15+00:00

In a recent White House briefing, President Joe Biden said he expects the United States will have enough COVID-19 vaccines for all adults by the end of May 2021. Previously, the Biden administration’s goal had been to have enough doses of the vaccine to distribute to all adults in the United States by the end [...]

President Biden Expects U.S. To Have Enough Vaccines for Every American by End of May2021-04-06T02:42:15+00:00

President Biden Alters PPP Loan Rules to Benefit Smallest Businesses

2021-04-06T03:03:34+00:00

The Biden administration recently announced a 14-day period of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Payment Protection Program (PPP) where only businesses with fewer than 20 employees can apply for relief through the program. This period will begin Wednesday, Feb. 24, and conclude on Wednesday, March 10. Biden also announced four other changes to expand [...]

President Biden Alters PPP Loan Rules to Benefit Smallest Businesses2021-04-06T03:03:34+00:00

IRS Issues Guidance on Employer Retention Credit for 2020

2021-04-06T03:04:01+00:00

On March 1, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2021-20 to provide guidance for employers claiming the 2020 employer retention tax credit. This tax credit was created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to encourage employers to keep employees on their payroll, despite experiencing economic hardships related to [...]

IRS Issues Guidance on Employer Retention Credit for 20202021-04-06T03:04:01+00:00

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

2021-04-06T03:04:27+00:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed in the United States for use by individuals 18 years of age and older. This authorization follows a recommendation from the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) to issue [...]

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine2021-04-06T03:04:27+00:00

CDC Says Mask Use Is Associated With Decline in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

2021-04-06T03:04:53+00:00

In a recent report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released findings on mask mandates and on-premise dining at restaurants. Notably, the research found that—within 20 days of implementation—mask mandates were associated with a decrease in daily COVID-19 case and death growth rates. In addition, the findings indicate that allowing on-premises restaurant dining [...]

CDC Says Mask Use Is Associated With Decline in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths2021-04-06T03:04:53+00:00

CDC Issues Long-awaited Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

2021-04-06T03:05:18+00:00

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine. Such individuals have been given the go-ahead to resume many activities that have been on hold since the beginning of the pandemic. What’s Changed According to the CDC, people are considered fully [...]

CDC Issues Long-awaited Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People2021-04-06T03:05:18+00:00
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