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Oct 26, 2021
A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted to recommend an emergency use authorization of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5-11.
Oct 26, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has named Henry Walke, M.D., to direct its Center for Preparedness and Response effective Nov. 7.
Oct 26, 2021
In a study comparing 6.4 million COVID-19 vaccine recipients with 4.6 million demographically similar unvaccinated persons, recipients of the Pfizer, Moderna or Janssen vaccines had lower non-COVID-19 mortality risk than did the unvaccinated comparison groups, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
Oct 26, 2021
A shortage of nurses and other workers are driving up costs for hospitals and will continue to erode their financial performance into 2022, according to a new report by Moody’s Investors Service on the impact of labor shortages and cost pressures on health care subsectors. 
Oct 26, 2021
Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Reps. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., and Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., have introduced the Medicare Mental Health Inpatient Equity Act (S. 3061/H.R. 5674), AHA-supported legislation that would eliminate the Medicare program’s 190-day lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric days in freestanding psychiatric facilities.  
Oct 26, 2021
Microsoft on Sunday posted an update on the latest activity by Nobelium, a Russian nation-state actor behind cyberattacks on SolarWinds customers in 2020.
Oct 26, 2021
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on a number of bills to bolster the health care workforce, including the AHA-supported Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act (H.R. 1667).
Oct 26, 2021
A recent study published in JAMA Health Forum that examines CARES Act Provider Relief Funds allocated to health care providers misses the point of those payments and makes arbitrary choices about which payments to include, writes Ashley Thompson, AHA senior vice president for public policy analysis and development, in a new AHA blog post.
Oct 25, 2021
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission posted updated and expanded technical assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing questions about religious objections to employer COVID-19 vaccine requirements and how they interact with federal Equal Employment Opportunity laws. 
Oct 25, 2021
The Nebraska Hospital Association named as its president, effective Dec. 6, Jeremy Nordquist, who currently serves as government affairs director for Nebraska Medicine and has 20 years’ experience in advocacy at the state and federal level. Laura Redoutey, NHA president since 2000, will retire Dec. 31.