1. Daily COVID-19 stats, state-by-state:
2. US to recommend immediate vaccination for those 65+; herd immunity unlikely in 2021 — 6 COVID-19 updates Full story
3. 2 House Reps. test positive for COVID-19 after Capitol riot Full story
4. Surgical excellence is mission-critical for your organization. Click here to learn the top five surgical trends for 2021.
5. Connecticut hospital faces class action for allegedly reusing insulin pens Full story
6. Why MaineHealth is opting out of hazard pay to employees Full story
7. Don't-miss learning opportunities:
- Healthy nurses will lead to a healthier nation. Attend this live virtual discussion to learn how to empower front-line providers to prioritize wellness.
- How are leading health systems approaching workforce management? Click here for real-world insights from Duke Health and Spectrum Health.
- Download this whitepaper to learn how pediatric hospitals can recover from the pandemic and take advantage of CMS’ increased reimbursement rates by expanding telehealth.
8. How new Japan coronavirus variant compares to UK, South Africa strains: 6 notes Full story
9. 76% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients have symptoms for 6 months, study finds Full story
10. 6 states reporting low flu activity: CDC FluView report Full story
11. Like it or not, price transparency requirements have taken effect. Click here to join the conversation on how to quickly gain compliance.
12. Bloomberg to hold $15M global contest for best urban pandemic responses Full story
13. When will smell, taste come back? 5 COVID-19 questions answered Full story
14. 5 states with the highest flu shot rates over 10 seasons Full story
Becker's Learning Opportunities
1. The pursuit of surgical excellence at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Click here to read more.
2. Does your health system have a digital engagement strategy that coincides with its transformation goals? Download this whitepaper to learn how Bon Secours Mercy Health formulated its digital backbone.
3. What can CFOs learn from an analysis of more than 100M hospital transactions? Click here to read the 2020 Denials Index.