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IHI and DAISY Foundation™ Honor Nursing Professionals

IHI and DAISY Foundation™ Honor Nursing Professionals

Businesswire, April 15, 2021

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the DAISY Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2021 DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Nurses in Patient Safety, presented in collaboration with IHI. Christa Bedford-Mu, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN, C-ELBW, receives the individual award. Co-recipients of the team award include the ICU Nursing Team at Swedish Edmonds hospital and the Faith Community Nurses Team at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital.

What Experts Are Saying About the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause

What Experts Are Saying About the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause

New York Magazine, April 14, 2021

On Tuesday, the FDA and CDC recommended pausing the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine while the agencies investigate an extremely rare possible side effect. Six women in the U.S. who received the J&J vaccine — all between the ages of 18 and 28 — experienced a blood- clotting disorder called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in the days after getting their shots, and one has died. It’s not yet clear if the clots were related to the vaccine, though a similar disorder has occurred abroad among some recipients of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, which uses the same adenovirus-vector technology as Johnson & Johnson’s. As scientists continue to research the cases to determine if and how they may be related to the shot, U.S. regulators’ sudden decision to pause J&J’s distribution has prompted widespread reaction from across the COVID-expert community. Below is an overview of what they are saying.

Do college campuses still need COVID-19 surveillance testing?

Do college campuses still need COVID-19 surveillance testing?

The Hill, April 13, 2021

DukeCornell and the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)conducted widespread COVID-19 surveillance testing during the 2020-2021 academic year. As of early March 2021, Cornell had 645 positive cases amongst students, faculty and staff, while Duke had 639 cases and the University of Illinois had 6,122 positive cases. All of these institutions regularly reported positivity rates under 1 percent, yet their population infection rates were dramatically different; 4 percent for Cornell, around the same for Duke, and over 20 percent for the University of Illinois. All these schools have remained open during the entire academic year, using a variety of in-person and remote education strategies.  

CEO of Company That Bungled 15M Doses of J&J Vaccine Got Huge 2020 Bonus

CEO of Company That Bungled 15M Doses of J&J Vaccine Got Huge 2020 Bonus

KMJNow, April 12, 2021

According to a public filing Friday, Robert Kramer, CEO of Emergent BioSolutions, received a 51 percent increase in total compensation in 2020, to $5.6 million, before the company ruined 15 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to The Washington Post. According to the report, the vaccine had been contaminated with ingredients of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

How to Prepare Supply Chains for the Next Global Shock

How to Prepare Supply Chains for the Next Global Shock

Barrons, April 8, 2021

Supply chains have taken a beating in the past year. The ripple effects of the blockage of the Suez Canal suggest that concerns will linger well past the end of the pandemic. Indeed, 87% of supply chain professionals said in a Gartner survey that their companies are planning to invest in resiliency. To improve supply chain resiliency, what should governments and businesses do differently?

L.I.N.K. Educate

L.I.N.K. Educate

Supply & Demand Chain Executive, April 8, 2021

This limited series was created in honor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine's 20-year anniversary. This professional development podcast includes interviews with supply chain students, young professionals, veterans, and professors who detail training, recruitment, retention, and the evolution of education in the supply chain.

What will the easing of restrictions mean for businesses and the pandemic?

What will the easing of restrictions mean for businesses and the pandemic?

Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 7, 2021

For months, the dining room tables at South City Kitchen in Buckhead have been the state-mandated 6 feet apart for the safety of employees and guests. And the indoor seating won’t be moving any closer today, when Gov. Brian Kemp’s new coronavirus emergency order will allow tables to be as close as 42 inches.

Reopening Schools: Are Parents Doing Their Homework?

Reopening Schools: Are Parents Doing Their Homework?

The New American, April 6, 2021

The handwriting on the wall was but a hazy ink back in January, when talks were beginning to form among educators, administrators, and teachers’ unions about how to reopen schools. For millions of American students, the transition will not be easy. Most have been out of the classroom for beyond a year, and many now struggle with depression owing to months of social isolation — suicide rates among America’s youth are skyrocketing. Yet instead of addressing students’ academic, psychological, and emotional needs, school district administrators and teachers’ unions remain hyper-focused on establishing and maintaining COVID-19 safety protocols, “welcoming” students back into what sounds more like a Communist-run system than a nurturing educational environment.