Saturday, September 30, 2023 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations decreased last week (September 18 – September 24) when compared with the previous week at a rate of -5 index points. That places gross revenue at a level 3 index points below where it was at this point in time (Week 39) when compared with last year (2022), 8 points above the same period in 2021, 1 point below 2020 and 10 points above 2019, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker.
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations increased last week, Sept.11–17, when compared with the previous week at a rate of 20 index points. That places gross revenue at a level 4 index points above where it was at this point in time (Week 38) when compared with last year (2022), 14 points above the same period in 2021, 4 points above 2020 and 17 points above 2019, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker.
Monday, September 25, 2023 8:02 AM
A real-world study published in JAMA Open Network
found that Pfizer's COVID-19 antiviral Paxlovid is now less effective at preventing hospitalization or death in high-risk patients as compared to earlier studies. But when looking at death alone, the antiviral was still highly effective.
Friday, September 22, 2023 8:08 AM
Germany on Monday launched its autumn vaccination campaign to prevent respiratory infection, promoting an updated COVID-19 booster shot only for the elderly or for people at high disease risks.
Friday, September 22, 2023 8:05 AM
The American College of Physicians has issued an updated version of its living, rapid practice point guideline on the best treatment options for outpatients with confirmed COVID-19 in the era of the dominant Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. The recommendations in version 2 apply to persons presenting with mild to moderate infection and symptom onset in the past 5 days who are at high risk for progression to severe disease and potential hospitalization or death.
Thursday, September 21, 2023 8:02 AM
Pfizer expects 24% of the U.S. population, or about 82 million people, to receive COVID-19 shots this year, CFO David Denton said at a conference on Monday, reiterating the vaccine maker's estimates from earlier this year.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 8:02 AM
The highly mutated version of the COVID-19 virus called BA.2.86 has already infected people in 10 U.S. states, according to a worldwide COVID tracking database.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 7:59 AM
The rate of long COVID for children is “strikingly low,” less than 1%, say researchers behind a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 6:09 AM
New CDC Director Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH, wants to rebuild trust in the agency—both internally and with the general public—through improving communication, focusing on data collection, and translating that data into rapid responses to public health crises.
Monday, September 18, 2023 8:02 AM
COVID vaccines will have a new formulation this year, according to a decision announced today by the US Food and Drug Administration that will focus efforts on circulating variants. The move pushes last year's bivalent vaccines out of circulation because they will no longer be authorized for use in the United States.
Monday, September 18, 2023 6:09 AM
CDC epidemiologists conducted extensive data reviews to inform the recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on this season's updated monovalent COVID vaccines and MedPage Today captured some of the highlights regarding burden of disease in adults and children, vaccine efficacy and safety, and long COVID.
Friday, September 15, 2023 8:02 AM
The COVID-19 booster vaccine typically causes transient, clinically insignificant elevations in glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes, but some individuals may develop more pronounced hyperglycemia.
Thursday, September 14, 2023 7:59 AM
Hospitalizations from COVID-19 rose for an eighth straight week for the period ending Sept. 2, although the increase dipped into single digits for the first time in that stretch. New hospital admissions ticked up 9%, to 18,871 people, the CDC reported in its latest dispatch of virus metrics.
Thursday, September 14, 2023 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations decreased last week, Sept. 4–10, when compared with the previous week at a rate of -21 index points due to the Labor Day holiday weekend. That places gross revenue at a level 2 index points above where it was at this point in time (Week 37) when compared with last year (2022), 12 points above the same period in 2021, 5 points above 2020, and 8 points below 2019, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker.
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 9:00 AM
The lingering impact of inflation and COVID has made consumers even more value-conscious and discerning about their holiday shopping experience.