Coronavirus News Roundup: Changes to Vaccine Distribution Strategy; Pharmacists’ Role Beyond COVID-19


Here's the latest coronavirus-related news.


The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the United States continue to surge, with a weekly average of 222,000 daily cases and an estimated 129,000 COVID-19––related hospitalizations as of January 14, according to The COVID Tracking Project.

Here’s a roundup of the latest coronavirus-related news:

Remdesivir in the Treatment of COVID-19

An overview of the use of remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19. On October 22, 2020, the FDA approved remdesivir (Veklury; Gilead) as the first treatment for COVID-19. Remdesivir is now indicated for adult or pediatric patients 12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kilograms for the treatment of COVID-19 requiring hospitalization.

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The Pharmacist’s Role Beyond COVID-19

Over the years, pharmacists have worked hard to establish themselves as core members of a patient’s care team and today, amid the pandemic, how effectively they embrace their role as frontline care providers could change the profession forever.

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Operation Warp Speed Announces Changes to COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Strategy

In a briefing on Tuesday, Operation Warp Speed officials announced several milestones and updates in its campaign for delivering COVID-19 vaccines to the United States.

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FDA Reviewing Effects of COVID-19 Variants on Diagnostic Tests

FDA officials have released an alert for clinical laboratory staff and health care providers regarding information on viral mutations of COVID-19.

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