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Vaccines, covid-19
By Rachel McArthur 04:04 am January 21, 2021
Vaccines by six developers – Sinopharm, Sinovac, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and Sputnik V (Gamaleya Research Institute) – are the ones doing the rounds in the region. Here’s what’s known about them.
Vaccines, covid-19

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By Rachel McArthur 04:03 am January 21, 2021
There are four main types of vaccines currently approved, in approval or in trial in the MENA region in its fight against COVID-19. We bring you a summary of just what they are, how they differ, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

Credit: Sunway Medical Center

By Dean Koh 01:19 am January 21, 2021
The center operates on a 24 x 7 basis, and patients can either call in, email or reach out through social media platforms.
Synthetic Health Data
By Mike Miliard 02:59 pm January 20, 2021
The use of realistic health record information that mimics lifelong medical histories can enable more innovative algorithms for disease modeling.
A "Welcome to Indiana" sign

"Welcome to Indiana" by formulanone, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

By Kat Jercich 02:57 pm January 20, 2021
"Telehealth matters," reads the synopsis of the new bill, which also has provisions prohibiting Medicaid from specifying originating and distant sites for reimbursement purposes.
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By Susan Morse 01:56 pm January 20, 2021
Biden is expected to issue a national mask mandate and create an office of COVID-19 response, headed by the new coronavirus czar.
Sen. Roger Marshall

Sen. Roger Marshall, one of six senators who objected to the Electoral College count (Photo by Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 12:49 pm January 20, 2021
The company had donated to the 2020 campaigns of a dozen federal legislators who went on to object to the presidential election results.
A shaded map of the U.S.
By Mike Miliard 11:01 am January 20, 2021
The update to its COVID Community Vulnerability Map uses artificial intelligence to help guide vaccine distribution to patient populations most at risk.
Two people stand with masks on looking at a tablet

At Busy Bee Wellness Center, Mike Nguyen (left), installation technician with SKC Communications, trains Norman Mitchell, Busy Bee CEO, on telehealth technology.

By Bill Siwicki 09:06 am January 20, 2021
Bee Busy Wellness Center is using a $183,000 FCC grant to add an array of hardware and infrastructure that will take its telemedicine to the next level.
COVID-19, AI
By Sophie Porter 02:15 am January 20, 2021
NHSX develops national imaging database to identify patterns and variations of COVID-19 in UK patients..