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‘We failed the test’ of COVID-19, says human rights champion

PARIS — Agnès Callamard is best known for her investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and has made a career uncovering extrajudicial killings. The French human rights expert’s focus on rights abuses is taking on new dimensions as she assumes leadership of Amnesty International and turns her attention to what she says… Read More »

ECRI says COVID-19 has made racial disparities biggest healthcare safety concern

Dive Brief: Healthcare safety organization ECRI has named racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare delivery, particularly when it comes to screening and treatments for COVID-19, as the No. 1 patient safety concern for this year. Overall preparedness for pandemic response and supply chain and drug shortage concerns also made the top 10 list. Essentially, the… Read More »

Most Americans probably won’t be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director says

“Those who are vaccine hesitant have had their hesitancy enhanced by a variety of things that are happening right now, particularly the unfortunate mix of science and politics,” Collins said at an event hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than… Read More »

J&J CEO says single-shot Covid vaccine will keep people out of the hospital, prevent deaths

Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky told CNBC on Monday that the company’s Covid-19 vaccine will be an important tool in the fight against the coronavirus because it prevents hospitalizations and keeps people from dying. The FDA on Saturday authorized J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, making it the third shot to be approved for… Read More »