June 16, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

Health

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By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay)

MONDAY, June 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Novavax, a Maryland biotechnology company that has struggled mightily with delays in developing its coronavirus vaccine, announced Monday that its two-shot regimen was over 90% effective overall in a trial that unfolded even as more contagious variants emerged.

Among 30,000 volunteers — all of them from either the United States or Mexico — vaccinated people were completely protected against severe and even moderate cases of illness. There were no cases of hospitalization or death among people who received the vaccine, the company reported. Side effects were mild

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Legislation aiming to protect businesses from COVID-19 restrictions imposed by local authorities was signed into law by Gov. Greg Gianforte more than a month ago, but across the state, elected officials, public health officers and attorneys are left with wildly different interpretations of what the new law actually does.

In Bozeman, officials say they’ll be taking a more hands-off approach to everything from food safety regulations to sanitation requirements at local businesses, as they come to grips with a new law they believe has gutted their ability to enforce even the most basic health rules.

“It isn’t just emergency rules

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On the heels of going public via a SPAC deal, primary care group Cano Health has acquired Miami-based University Health Care for $600 million.

The transaction includes $540 million in cash and $60 million in equity and was financed through cash on hand, incremental borrowings under its existing credit facilities and common equity issued to University’s shareholders, according to a company press release.

Cano Health borrowed $295 million under its existing credit facilities to partially fund the University transaction.

Cano Health, a medical provider backed by billionaire Barry Sternlicht, operates value-based primary care centers and supports affiliated medical practices

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DECATUR, Georgia — A sheriff says a grocery store cashier has been killed in a shooting and three others wounded followed an argument over wearing face masks at an Atlanta-area supermarket.

DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox said the shooting occurred Monday inside the Big Bear Supermarket in Decatur, a suburb east of Atlanta. Maddox said a man was arguing with a cashier over wearing a face mask when he pulled a weapon and shot the female cashier.

Authorities said a deputy working store security returned fire and shot the man. Maddox says the deputy, the suspected shooter and one other

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Singaporean health tech firm Smarter Health and Health Catalyst, a US-based provider of healthcare data analytics solutions, have formed a strategic partnership to help reduce waste across Southeast Asia’s healthcare ecosystem by providing efficient data exchange between stakeholders as well as data-driven insights.

In an interview with MobiHealthNews, the companies said their combination provides a solution that enables “efficient and effective data exchange between payors and providers using Smarter Health’s multisided platform and measurable, data-informed improvements using Health Catalyst’s cloud-based Data Operating System”.

Smarter Health’s platform captures all appropriate data in a digitised, structured and properly codified format, while

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After falling from a ladder and cutting his arm, Ed Knight said, he found himself at Richmond, Virginia’s Chippenham Hospital surrounded by nearly a dozen doctors, nurses and technicians — its crack “trauma team” charged with saving the most badly hurt victims of accidents and assaults.

But Knight’s wound, while requiring about 30 stitches, wasn’t life-threatening. Hospital records called it “mild.” The people in white coats quickly scattered, he remembered, and he went home about three hours later.

“Basically, it was just a gash on my arm,” said Knight, 71. “The emergency team that they

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