Reuters – Moderna COVID-19 vaccine appears safe, shows signs of working in older adults: study

Results from an early safety study of Moderna Inc's MRNA.O coronavirus vaccine candidate in older adults showed that it produced virus-neutralizing antibodies at levels similar to those seen in younger adults, with side effects roughly on par with high-dose flu shots, researchers said on Tuesday.

 

Modern Healthcare – Feds charge hundreds of individuals in $6 billion healthcare fraud

More than 340 people were charged in an array of fraud schemes orchestrated across the country, which the Justice Department described as the largest “takedown” in history. 

 

Kaiser Health News – New laws keep pandemic-weary California at forefront of health policy innovation

Though COVID-19 forced California leaders to scale back their ambitious health care agenda, they still managed to enact significant new laws intended to lower consumer health care spending and expand access to health coverage.

 

NPR – Rochester hospital released Daniel Prude hours before fatal encounter with police

When Joe Prude called Rochester, New York, police to report his brother missing, he was struggling to understand why Daniel Prude had been released from the hospital hours earlier. Joe Prude described his brother's suicidal behavior.

 

Associated Press – Push to bring coronavirus vaccines to the poor faces trouble

An ambitious humanitarian project to deliver coronavirus vaccines to the world’s poorest people is facing potential shortages of money, cargo planes, refrigeration and vaccines themselves — and is running into skepticism even from some of those it’s intended to help most.