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Gist Healthcare Daily

Nov 20, 2020

The CDC is recommending American's stay home for Thanksgiving to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  President-elect Biden says delaying the transition during a pandemic is going to cost lives. And the WHO recommends against using an FDA approved COVID treatment.


Nov 19, 2020

Pfizer reports its vaccine is 95 percent effective and plans to apply for emergency FDA approval within days. With high rates of infection across several states, more than a fifth of hospitals are reporting staffing shortages. And in today's COVID Audio Postcard, a contact tracer tells us she’s finding more cases of...


Nov 18, 2020

In a highly-anticipated move, Amazon launches it’s pharmacy business. The American Medical Association recognizes racism as a public health threat. And Oregon’s governor calls on Congress to compromise on a coronavirus relief package now.


Nov 17, 2020

One South Dakota nurse says some dying coronavirus patients are in such denial, that they are still refuting that COVID-19 exists. Some private practices and doctors so stressed by the pandemic are closing or retiring early. And Moderna reports it's vaccine candidate is more than 94 percent effective. 


Nov 16, 2020

Sean Lane, CEO of healthcare software company Olive, discusses how the company uses artificial intelligence to automate repetitive processes for hospital systems. The technology has been deployed in more than 600 hospitals across the country.