Coronavirus News Roundup: John Legend Joins Walgreens Campaign, Opportunities for Pharmacists in Clinical Trials

April 30, 2021

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

With all Americans over 16 years able to get vaccinated for COVID-19 and the CDC releasing recent changes to guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals, it’s more important than ever to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 headlines.

John Legend Joins Walgreens COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

“This Is Our Shot” campaign aims to promote COVID-19 vaccination, address vaccine hesitancy, and acknowledge the disproportionately higher infection rates among Black communities.

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Opportunities for Pharmacists in Clinical Trials Amid COVID-19 and Beyond

The future of clinical trials in a post pandemic world will rely on a patient-centered approach. Pharmacists can play a role to caring for these patients.

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ACIP Recommends Resuming Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

A committee of vaccine advisers to the CDC convened to discuss the risk of a rare blood clotting condition linked to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

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Identifying “Silent” COVID-19 Infections Reduces Disease Burden in Kids

With the COVID-19 vaccine still not authorized for use in most of the pediatric population, reducing infection in children is important and identifying asymptomatic and presymptomatic infections could be key.

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